We received word that Seattle resident and internationally known jazz photographer Ron Hudson passed away this morning.

There is a memorial service being planned soon and we will post information as soon as we have it.

Please take a moment to check out the great story on Ron done by Katy Bourne which was published on AllAboutJazz.com.

Summing up the career of a man as extraordinary as jazz photographer Ron Hudson is an intimidating proposition. He has spent the past thirty-plus years photographing some of jazz’s brightest dignitaries, capturing moments and committing them to history. He’s also heard some great music along the way.

One of the first things that caught my eye was a wall with about a dozen photographs of some of jazz’s brightest figures: Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis, Joe Williams, Milt Jackson and Shelly Manne to name a few. All of the images were signed, some with personal notes to Hudson and some with a simple signature, or as in the case of Miles Davis, a signature and a dotted quarter note.

Also, check out Ron Hudson’s book Right Down Front

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