Laurie Solomon Photographs

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Music Photographs

Non-Music Photographs & Portraits

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Laurie Solomon Photographs, 1930-2018 | The Sousa Archives and Center for American Music

By Daniel Meyer, JinKyung Lee, Carol Berthold

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Collection Overview

Title: Laurie Solomon Photographs, 1930-2018Add to your cart.

ID: 26/20/217

Extent: 1.15 cubic feet

Arrangement: Organized into two series. Series 1: music photographs, photographs of jazz performances taken at Nature's Table and photographs of local rock bands and performances. Series 2: non-music photographs, portraits, commercial photography, travel photographs, photographs of University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, family photographs, and community photographs from a News-Gazette series.

Date Acquired: 03/15/2019

Subjects: Blues-rock music, Jazz, Local History, News-Gazette, Champaign-Urbana, Photographs, Photography, Popular Music--Illinois--Urbana-Champaign, Restaurants, Rock Music

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Consists of photographs and digital files taken by Laurie Solomon. Most pictures were taken during his time as the night manager at the Nature's Table restaurant. Photographs also include work from his portrait studio and work done as a commercial photographer, as well as vacation photographs, and photographs of family and friends. The digital files are videos and pictures (.jpeg, .tiff).

Collection Historical Note

Laurie Solomon was born in 1942 in Wilmington, Delaware. Solomon graduated from the University of Delaware in 1964 with two undergraduate degrees in political science and sociology. After matriculating into the master's degree program in political science at the University of Illinois, he obtained ABD status on a PhD in political science in 1968. Although he never completed his dissertation, he was formally awarded his master's degree in 1976. Solomon took a variety of jobs in the early 1970s unrelated to his degree areas. It was through this exploration into other career options that he became fascinated with photographic technology and the chemical process of developing photographs. Solomon acted as a freelance photographer until 1984 when he opened his first studio. Although he was never formally trained as a photographer and never worked for a professional studio other than his own, Solomon cites Ed Dessen of Illini Studios, William Morrow of Gliessman Studios, and both Jerry Thompson and Lou McClellan of Thompson-McClellan Studios as influences to his success.

Around 1982, Solomon also became the night manager for Nature's Table. It was here that he began to use his skills as a photographer to capture some of the musical performances that were occurring at the Restaurant. Solomon has maintained an active interest in filming Jazz and Rock musicians throughout his career as a photographer and has shot photographs of such musicians and ensembles as: Shirley Blankenship, The John Campbell Trio, Ron Dewar, the Ethnic Heritage Ensemble, the Heartland Jazz Orchestra, Jeff Hegelson, Donnie Heitler, Dorothy Martirano, The New Orleans Jazz Machine, Morgan Powell, Peter "Madcat" Ruth, Ray Sasaki, Guido Sinclair, and Surreal Deal. In addition to his interest in filming musical performances, Solomon has also created photographic artworks, landscapes, and portraits. In the 1990s, he began receiving commercial, municipal, and private photography commissions from around the Champaign metropolitan area. As a result of local film distributors closing in the early 2000s, Solomon adopted methods of shooting digital photographs but has continued to shoot photographs in traditional ways as well.

Subject/Index Terms

Blues-rock music
Jazz
Local History
News-Gazette, Champaign-Urbana
Photographs
Photography
Popular Music--Illinois--Urbana-Champaign
Restaurants
Rock Music

Administrative Information

Repository: The Sousa Archives and Center for American Music

Acquisition Source: Laurie Solomon

Acquisition Method: Gift


Box and Folder Listing


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[Series 1: Music Photographs, 1983-1985],
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Series 3: Digital Data, 1985-2018Add to your cart.
CDs of photographs, DVDs and video. Photogaphs and videos taken at Champaign-Urbana, IL venues regularly featuring local jazz musicians and including festivals and reunions. Discs have labels identifying venues, performers and/or titles of pieces. Arranged chronologically.
Box 6Add to your cart.
Item 1: Boneyard Quintet Collection, The, April 2007Add to your cart.
Folder 1: At KCPA, April, 2007Add to your cart.
Performers at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts. Files identify performers.
Folder 2: At the Iron Post with Ray Sasaki, April, 2007Add to your cart.
TIF files. Performers identified on each photo.
Item 2: Jeff Helgesen Quartet with Rachael Lee on Vocals, September, 2008Add to your cart.
With Donnie Heitler, piano; Josh Hunt, drums; Bill Schlipf, bass. At Alto Vinyards Winery. Performers identified on each photo. JPEG files.
Item 3: Ray Sasaki Quintet at the Iron Post, May 19, 2010Add to your cart.
Performers: Ray Sasaki, trumpet & flugelhorn; Howie Smith, saxaphones; Chip Stephens, piano; Marlene Rosenberg, double bass; Joel Spencer, drum set. Performers identified on each photo. TIF files.
Item 4: Third Annual Iron Post Jazz Festival, The, May 13-19, 2012Add to your cart.
Groups identified on disc files. Note: One group [Jay Sawyer Qunitet] does not appear on disc label, but it is included in disc files.
Folder 1: Condition Blue, May, 2012Add to your cart.
Enhanced TIF files. Individual performers not identified.
Folder 2: CU Jazz Connection Sextet, May, 2012Add to your cart.
Enhanced TIF files. Individual performers not identified.
Folder 3: Dan Pierson Trio, May, 2012Add to your cart.
Enhanced TIF files. Individual performers not identified.
Folder 4: Easton Stuart & Alisa Nagel Jazz Duo, May, 2012Add to your cart.
Enhanced TIF files. Individual performers are identified.
Folder 5: Easton Stuart Quartet, May, 2012Add to your cart.
Enhanced TIF files. Individual performers not identified.
Folder 6: Jay Sawyer Quintet, May, 2012Add to your cart.
Enhanced TIF files. Individual performers not identified.
Folder 7: Jeff Helgesen Quintet, May, 2012Add to your cart.
Enhanced TIF files. Individual performers not identified.
Folder 8: John Campbell Trio, May, 2012Add to your cart.
Enhanced TIF files. Individual performers not identified.
Folder 9: MK Tempeton's West Coast Blues Ensemble, May, 2012Add to your cart.
Enhanced TIF files. Individual performers√??√?¬† not identified.
Folder 10: Heartland Jazz Orchestra, The, May, 2012Add to your cart.
Enhanced TIF files. Some sections of orchestra identified.
Folder 11: Parkland Early Jazz Orchestra, The, May, 2012Add to your cart.
Enhanced TIF files. Individual performers not identified.
Folder 12: U of I Concert Jazz Band, The, May, 2012Add to your cart.
Enhanced TIF files. Individual performers not identified.
Folder 13: U of I Faculty Jazz Band, The, May, 2012Add to your cart.
Enhanced TIF files. Individual performers√?¬† not identified.
Item 5: First Annual Nature's Table Reunion, The, August 11, 2007Add to your cart.
At Mike & Molly's, Champaign, IL. TIF files. All files labeled with contents.
Item 6: Second Annual Nature's Table Reunion, The, August 15-16, 2008Add to your cart.
At the Canopy Club, Urbana, IL.
Folder 1: First Night - Jazz Night, August 15, 2008Add to your cart.
TIF files. Individuals and groups identified in each file.
Folder 2: Second night - Blues & Boogie Night, August 16, 2008Add to your cart.
TIF files. Individuals identified in each file.
Item 7: Third Annual Nature's Table Reunion, The, July 24, 2009Add to your cart.
At the Iron Post, Urbana, IL TIF files. Individuals in files not identified.
Item 8: Fourth Annual Nature's Table Reunion, The, July 30-31, 2010Add to your cart.
Locations: The Iron Post and The Cowboy Monkey.
Folder 1: First Night - Jazz Night, July 30, 2010Add to your cart.
At the Iron Post. TIF files. Individuals not identified.
Folder 2: Second Night - Blues Night, July 31, 2010Add to your cart.
At the Cowboy Monkey. TIF files. Individuals not identified.
Item 9: Fifth Annual Nature's Table Reunion, The, July 29-30, 2011Add to your cart.
At the Iron Post and the Cowboy Monkey.
Folder 1: Second Night - Blues, July 30, 2011Add to your cart.
At the Cowboy Monkey. TIF files. Individual performers identified.
Folder 2: First Night - Jazz, July 29, 2011Add to your cart.
At the Iron Post. TIF files. Individuals identified.
Item 10: Music Archive Photographs, Volume 1, 2009-2018Add to your cart.
DVD. Photos of performers at local venue.
Folder 1: Alto Vinyards, August, 2009Add to your cart.
JPEG files. Individual performers identified.
Folder 2: Davina and the Vagabons, undatedAdd to your cart.
At Mike & Molly's. JPEG files. Files labeled.
Folder 3: Ethnic Heritage Ensemble, February 9, 2017Add to your cart.
At Krannert Center for the Performing Arts. JPEG files. Performer identified.
Folder 4: Jazz at Boomerang's, July 10, 2018Add to your cart.
JPEG files. Performers identified.
Folder 5: Kathy & Keith Harden, Andy Baylor & Josh Quirk, October 17, 2010Add to your cart.
At Rosebowl. TIF files. Performers identified.
Folder 6: Mary Clark, undatedAdd to your cart.
At Mike & Molly's. JPEG files. Performer identified.
Folder 7: New Orleans Jazz Machine, undatedAdd to your cart.
JPEG file. Performers not identified.
Folder 8: Roadsong, 2009 - 2011Add to your cart.
Roadsong performing at various locations. JPEG & TIF files. Performers and most venues identified.
Folder 9: Sudden Sound Series at Krannert Art Museum, March 19, 2015Add to your cart.
JPEG file. Performers identified.
Folder 10: Surreal Deal, 2011 - 2012Add to your cart.
Performances at two venues. JPEG & TIF files. Performers identified.
Item 11: Music Archive Photographs, Volume 2, 2007-2017Add to your cart.
DVD.
Folder 1: Andreas Kapsalis & Goran Ivanovich, undatedAdd to your cart.
At a house concert, Urbana, IL. JPEG files.
Folder 2: Boneyard Quintet, 2007 - 2009Add to your cart.
Performances at local venues. JPEG & TIF files. Performers identified; some photos have captions.
Folder 3: C-U Connection Sextet, 2010-2011Add to your cart.
JPEG & TIF files. Performers identified.
Folder 4: Diva and the Dude, June 29, 2013Add to your cart.
At Clark Bar. JPEG & TIF files.
Folder 5: Donnie Heitler, Kevin Hart, & Chris Reyman, March, 2012Add to your cart.
JPEG files.
Folder 6: Donnie Heitler, Ron Dewar, Thomas Shab Wirtle, et al, March 30, 2017Add to your cart.
JPEG images. Most photos not labeled.
Folder 7: George Turner & Brent Jorden, August, 2009Add to your cart.
At Cafe Luna. JPEG files. Performers identified.
Folder 8: John McMahon, 2014Add to your cart.
TIF files. Performers identified.
Folder 9: Lamonte Parsons & Friends, undatedAdd to your cart.
JPEG files. Performers identified.
Folder 10: Iron Post, The, 2008-2011Add to your cart.
JPEG & TIF files. Performers identified.
Folder 11: Weasel Dreams, 2009Add to your cart.
JPEG & TIF files. Performers identified.
Item 12: Music Archive Photographs, Volume 3, 2008-2018Add to your cart.
DVD.
Folder 1: Armand Beaudoin, undatedAdd to your cart.
TIF files.
Folder 2: Bill Overton, undatedAdd to your cart.
JPEG files. Performers identified.
Folder 3: Clark Gibson, July, 2018Add to your cart.
JPEG files. Performers identified.
Folder 4: Condition Blue, 2009 - 2013Add to your cart.
Two performances at the Iron Post. TIF files. Performers identified.
Folder 5: Dan Anderson, undatedAdd to your cart.
JPEG files. Performer identified.
Folder 6: Dave Easily et al., undatedAdd to your cart.
JPEG file. Performers identified.
Folder 7: Dave Liebman, undatedAdd to your cart.
TIF files. Performer identified.
Folder 8: Don't Ask Klesmer Band, undatedAdd to your cart.
JPEG files. Individual performers not identified.
Folder 9: Doug Schroer, undatedAdd to your cart.
JPEG files. Individual performers not identified.
Folder 10: Gary Payton, undatedAdd to your cart.
JPEG & TIF files. Performer not identified.
Folder 11: Guido Sinclair, undatedAdd to your cart.
TIF files. Performers identified.
Folder 12: Jeff Helgesen, August 14, 2008Add to your cart.
At Iron Post. TIF & JPEG files. Some performers identified.
Folder 13: John & Julie Pennel with Doug Schroer, undatedAdd to your cart.
JPEG files. Performers identified.
Folder 14: John Campbell & Richard Drexler, August 16, 2015Add to your cart.
At the Iron Post. JPEG files. Performers identified.
Folder 15: John Campbell, undatedAdd to your cart.
At Nature's Table. TIF files. Note: Although performer is identified as John Campbell, the photos do not appear to match those identified as John Campbell in Folders 14, 16 & 17 on this disc.
Folder 16: John Campbell & Richard Drexler, July 3, 2013Add to your cart.
At the Iron Post. TIF files. Performers identified.
Folder 17: John Campbell, Richard Drexler & Joel Spencer, July 16, 2018Add to your cart.
At the Iron Post. JPEG files. Performers identified.
Folder 18: Jonathan Beckett, August, 2009Add to your cart.
JPEG & TIF files. Some photos taken at Iron Post, performers not identified. Performers identified in other set of photos..
Folder 19: Lara Driscoll & Friends, undatedAdd to your cart.
JPEG files. Performers identified.
Folder 20: Laurence Hobgood, undatedAdd to your cart.
JPEG files. Performers identified.
Folder 21: Micheal Stryker, undatedAdd to your cart.
JPEG files. Performer identified.
Folder 22: Miscellaneous Players' Photos, undatedAdd to your cart.
JPEG & TIF files. Performers identified.
Folder 23: Morgan Powell, Ray Sasaki, Woody Woodward & Friends, undatedAdd to your cart.
JPEG files. Performers identified.
Folder 24: Morgan Powell's Traditional Jazz Orchestra, 2009Add to your cart.
One performance at Iron Post. Other groups appear to be included in this folder. PEG & TIF files. Groups & performers identified.
Folder 25: Paige McQuigg Stephens, undatedAdd to your cart.
JPEG files. Performer unidentified.
Folder 26: Ray Sasaki & Family, 2010Add to your cart.
Includes photos of Ray Sasaki Quintet at the Iron Post, May 19, 2010. Also other photos. JPEG & TIF files. Performers identfied.
Item 13: Music Archive Photographs, Volume 4, 2012Add to your cart.
DVD.
Folder 1: Brad Wheeler, undatedAdd to your cart.
JPEG files. Performers identified.
Folder 2: Brad Wheeler Fusionery Band, undatedAdd to your cart.
JPEG files. Performers identified.
Folder 3: Third Annual Iron Post Jazz Festival, May 19, 2012Add to your cart.
Performing groups identified; some individual performers identified. JPEG & TIF files.
Item 14: Music Archive Photgraphy, Volume 5, 1993Add to your cart.
DVD.
Folder 1: Cuba Blow Out 1993√?¬† at Jumers in Urbana, 1993Add to your cart.
TIF files. Performers unidentified in some files. Performers identified in other files.
Folder 2: Sculptured Bass, undatedAdd to your cart.
JPEG files.
Item 15: Miscellaneous Photography & Tearsheets, 1985-1987Add to your cart.
CD.
Folder 1: Miscellaneous Photos, undatedAdd to your cart.
JPEG files. Photos labeled.
Folder 2: Music & Musicians, 1985Add to your cart.
JPEG files. Photos identified.labeled
Folder 3: News Gazette Photographs, undatedAdd to your cart.
JPEG file. Photos labeled.
Folder 4: Portraits & Model Portfolio Photography, 1987Add to your cart.
JPEG files. Photos labeled.
Folder 5: Tabletop Photography, undatedAdd to your cart.
JPEG files. Photos labeled.
Folder 6: Tearsheets & Photos, 1986 - 1987Add to your cart.
JPEG & TIF files. Photos labeled. Commercial photographs.
Item 16: Road Song: Demo Movie of Sample Video Clips, September 9, 2010Add to your cart.
DVD video. Aroma Cafe Courtyard. John McMahon, guitar & vocals; Ann Schuldt Nelson, bass guitar & vocals. Songs: 1. Tales of Patrick; 2. It's Easy; 3. Back in Champaign; 4. Rock Wall.
Item 17: Dorothy Martirano & Armand Beaudoin, March 12, 2011Add to your cart.
DVD video clip. Songs: 1. Many Rivers to Cross; 2. Bessarabian Girl.
Item 18: John McMahon: Solo Acoustic Guitar, October 8, 2011Add to your cart.
Video DVD. At the Phoenix in Champaign, IL Songs: 1. Positively Fourth Street; 2. Lay Down Sally; 3. Waiting for the Man; 4. Friend of the Devil; 5. 1979; 6. Creep.
Item 19: Hard Bop Collective Reunion, The, December 6, 2011Add to your cart.
DVD video clip. At the Iron Post, Urbana, IL. Performers: Karim Yangsep, bass; Tito Carrillo, trumpet & flugelhorn; Joan Hckey, piano; Jay Sawyer, drums; Euan Edmonds, trombone; Jonathan Becket, tenor sax.
Item 20: Surreal Deal, The, August 7, 2013Add to your cart.
DVD video. In Meadowbrook Park, Urbana, IL. Performers: Jesse Brown, Keyboards; Billy Galt, electric bass & vocals; Jeff Kerr, guitar & vocals; Josh Quirk, drums.
Item 21: Brad Wheeler's Fusionery Band, February 26, 2017Add to your cart.
DVD movie clip. At the Iron Post, Urbana, IL. Performers: Brad Wheeler, saxes; Justin Copeland, trumpet; Larry Gray, bass; Chip Stephens, keyboards; Marc Widenhofer, drums; Ricardo Flores, percussion.

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