Current highest bid : £134
The Guildford Jazz Christmas gig is one of the highlights in our annual calendar, and this year is no exception, as acclaimed jazz singer Gabrielle Ducomble brings her inimitable blend of French chanson, tango and bossa to the atmospheric setting of St John’s Church on Wednesday December 16th (click here for details)
This year we are also holding our first Charity Christmas Auction, the proceeds of which will support the Cheryl King Trust.
Auction of Exclusive RockArchive Print
To support the Trust we are holding on line auction for one of the amazing prints below which were taken by the photographer Francine Winham during the Newport Jazz Festival on Rhode Island in July 1966.
The prints are high quality A2 size Giclée fine art prints and would normally retail at £250. They have been donated to us by music photography collective Rockarchive with the help of Cressive DX.
1. HORACE SILVER
© Francine Winham
Winham recalled ‘Horace Silver created “hard bop”, rhythmically forceful jazz combined with rhythm-and-blues and gospel. I could never identify his playing on record as he liked to quote other musicians in his playing (I still can’t tell when it’s him!). In performance it was a different story. He always had wonderful changing facial expressions that were great for me as a photographer, and inspired this triptych”.
2. MILES DAVIS
© Francine Winham
‘When I was living in New York, a local bar advertised for paintings to hang there. I offered my pictures, which were put up immediately and hung for several weeks. I remember a customer at the bar remarking I had “balls” to get up so close. Bad at taking compliments – especially based on a falsity – I confessed to him I had used a long lens (300mm) and was actually far away in the pit below.’ – Francine Winham
3. NINA SIMONE
© Francine Winham
Winham recalled ‘Nina was a fiery personality, uncompromising supporter of women’s and civil rights. Often she would walk off stage if something upset her – and not return! Soon after I took this shot, a friend told me she was looking for a photographer to go on tour with her. It had to be a woman, and being one of only a few, I thought I stood a chance…only to discover I had to be black too!’
Simply email the amount you would like to bid to firstname.lastname@example.org . The print will go to the highest bid received by noon on 16 December, the day of our gig and if you win you can choose which one of the three prints you would like. The winning bid will be announced at the gig, and to the winner personally.
100% of the price paid for the print will go to the charity, and 100% of that will be used to fund bursaries or performances, as the charity has no overheads .
Alternatively if you would simply like to make a donation to the charity as part of Guildford Jazz’s Xmas appeal please visit the Cheryl King webpage here
Following in the footsteps of the Magnum picture collective and inspired by the digital revolution, photographer Jill Furmanovsky registered a website called rockarchive.com in 1998. The idea behind it was to make her work, and that of other rock photographers and visual artists, more accessible to fans and collectors.
Priding itself on exceptional print quality, the collective continues to grow. Many collectors seek out Rockarchive’s exclusive, embossed fine-art prints as an investment. The company’s philosophy is to accord recognition to the art of rock photography. Rockarchive promotes lesser-known work by high profile photographers and the work of up and coming photographers.
Rockarchive Christmas Discount
To see the entire collection of jazz and other prints which make superb Christmas presents please visit
RockArchive are offering 10% off to any print purchases made by Guildford Jazz supporters before 31 March 2021. To claim the discount simply enter promotion code “ROCKOFF”
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