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Occupation Photographer
Location Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States
Introduction "I began to listen to jazz at age 15, in the fifties, introduced to the sounds by my Uncle Charlie Mastropaolo, an accomplished drummer. As I grew older I found the sounds of jazz were not only joyful but had a healing effect. In the late sixties I had a gig as a disc jockey on KBCA-FM in Los Angeles, an all-night jazz station. I programmed my own shows and did interviews with the greats of jazz. At the beginning of my photographic career I was fortunate to photograph the up and coming jazz musicians, as well as those established legends of the jazz world like Dizzy, Duke, and Miles. I find jazz and photography are both powerful and visceral forces in furthering unity and understanding." To see a preview of my new book click on "Paul Slaughter Jazz Photographs 1969-2010." Just below in Favorite Books.
Favorite Music Jazz
Favorite Books Paul Slaughter Jazz Photographs 1969-2010, Thelonious Monk, The Life and Times of An American Original.