Jazz Portrait – Annie on Bass

Annie Hawkin’s Jazzmen

will star at

Ramsgate Seaside Shuffle Festival
10th, 11th & 12th July, 2015

Jazz Painting and Portrait of Annie Hawkins on Bass

My jazz portrait of Annie Hawkins depicts her guest starring with Sammy Rimington’s International Jazz Band. Thrillingly vivacious, Australian born Annie might be petite but she is a virtuoso jazz artiste. She has been described as “driving yet sensitive” and “Europe’s first lady of the double bass!” Annie moved to Britain in 1962, working with Ken Colyer in the 1970s and then with Sammy Rimington.

Not only I was thrilled to present my jazz painting and portrait to Annie at the 2011 Autumn Jazz Parade in Hemsby where she made a surprise visit to play with the Rae Brothers New Orleans Jazz Band, I was over the moon with her oh so typically effusive display of delight!  Thank you, Annie, for your kind comments.

Fine art print of the jazz portrait of Annie.

Annie Hawkins on Bass

All eyes on Annie
Bass virtuoso supreme
Her resonant performance
Any Jazz fan’s dream.

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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  1. Peter Butler says:

    Inspiring indeed! And I didn’t know that about Annie. Makes her all the more a remarkable lady as well as a wonderful jazz bassist. Thank you, Mark Waddington!

  2. Jonathan Akhurst says:

    What has happened to Annie??

    So far as I am aware Annie is now in retirement.

  3. Peter Butler says:

    I’m nor certain but I believe Annie “retired” a while ago.


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