Jazz Portrait – Mike Pointon on Trombone

Jazz Painting of Mike Pointon on Trombone

British Star of New Orleans Jazz, trombonist Mike Pointon lets rip with his Lakefront Loungers at the Ken Colyer Trust 2008 Autumn Jazz Parade in Hemsby, Norfolk. Full of enthusiasm, raconteur Mike is a mainstay on the UK Jazz scene, renowned for his sense of humour and individualistic, raffish style.

More in the style of a caricature, I think my jazz portrait captures Mike’s subtle flamboyance. When he first saw the portrait he commented to me along the lines, “That’s wrong! Trombonists shouldn’t puff out their cheeks like that! But I do! I shouldn’t, but you’ve got it right!”

I know he’ll forgive me for mentioning this.

More about Mike can be found under Jazz Bands.

Jazz&Jazz Fine Art Print of Portrait of Mike Pointon

The Trombonist
Lips tightly pursed,
Cheeks fit to burst,
Eyes in a glaze,
Instrument ablaze,
The trombonist takes it away.

I write a poem to accompany each fine art print of my jazz portraits and for Mike I just had to match the words of The Trombonist to the man! 

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

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