A Very Mean Sax: Jazz Portrait of Vocalion’s Ivan Gandon

Acrylic Jazz Portrait of Vocalion’s Ivan Gandon

One of jazz’s grand characters, this portrait of Ivan Gandon captures him playing sax with the Medway, Kent, based Vocalion Band led by Sam Weller back in 2011.

Not only that, he also plays clarinet, but you should hear the grit in his voice on vocals, especially in his own rendition of the lyrics to Tiger Rag! Without doubt, this is one of my favourite jazz paintings.

Fine Art Print of Jazz Portrait of Ivan Gandon

A Very Mean Sax
Beneath the rim of his familiar cap
Ivan’s won fame
For a very mean sax.
Gandon by name,
A gentleman by nature,
Yet with his grit on vocals
Ivan growls like a cat.

‘Jazz&Jazz’ Copyright © 2011 Peter M Butler. All rights reserved

Fine Art Giclée Prints of this portrait are available, with or without my descriptive poem. Simply email: peter@jazzandjazz.com to place your order and help support jazz.

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