Three hundred and fifty-three

Music photography

One of the reoccurring characters in my blog is Big Brother Bass (aka Mr. Jason O’Brien).  He taught me to play the double bass, he was one of my dates during date month where we went to an amazing concert together, he shared his first kiss story with us in September, and he is one of my very good friends.  Ms. Rhonda Stakich has been a huge supporter and a great friend throughout this past year as well.  They are also both amazingly talented musicians.

Which brings me to my photos for today.  Last night Rhonda played her beautiful folk jazz music at the famous Toronto jazz bar, The Rex.  She was accompanied by Jason on the bass and Tim Shia on the drums.

What I love about digital cameras is I can take a hundred photos to find the perfect ones.  Capturing the emotion and song of a musician in a still image is difficult.  There’s something so gratifying when you get the right shot, though.  I hope I did them justice in the following photos:

“Ms. Rhonda Stakich and Big Brother Bass”

Rhonda Stakich and Jason O'Brien, The Rex, February 15, 2012

Rhonda Stakich and Jason O'Brien, The Rex, February 15, 2012

Rhonda Stakich, The Rex, February 15, 2012

Jason O'Brien, The Rex, February 15, 2012

Go to Rhonda’s My Space page to hear some of her wonderful music.  She’s going to be big very soon, so then you can say you “knew her when”.  And click here for the Elastocitizens My Space – one of Jason’s many other projects (you can read about more of his work on the other posts).