Sriram Janak – Photography

Soul tinged…



Music is a journey.

   Jazz is getting lost.


                     ~ ` ~ john O’ Farrell





Jazz is 


                    ~ ` ~ Thelonious Mark





Don’t play the saxophone..

  Let it play you..

                ~ ` ~   Charlie Parker






If you ain’t got it

in you

you can’t blow

it out.

           ~ ` ~ Louis Armstrong





To jazz ,


not to jazz,

there is no


              ~ ` ~ Louis Armstrong






Seemed to me drumming was

the best way to get

close to 


                       ~ ` ~ Lionel Hampton





keep calm…

Jazz dance on…




jazz is something that you

have to feel

It’s something that you have

to live.

     ~ ` ~ Ray Brown





Life is about


We vibrate, 

our hearts are pumping


we are a rhythm machine.

That’s what 

we are.

                       ~ ` ~ Mikey Hart





The memory of things gone 

is important 

to a jazz


        ~ ` ~ Louis Armstrong





If you ask

what jazz is 


never know.

              ~ ` ~ Louis Armstrong





My whole life, my whole soul,

my whole spirit

is to blow

that horn…

              ~ ` ~ Louis Armstrong




What we play



              ~ ` ~ Louis Armstrong

( Location d.b.a Bar, Frenchmen street,New Orleans )


20 responses

  1. Oh wow, Sriram; love these. The quotes are fantastic! The images sublime!
    Love, love, love jazz. You have done the musicians justice! 🙂

    May 30, 2017 at 5:49 am

    • I love jazz too…:-) Thank you Carolyn…so happy you liked it…
      take care

      May 30, 2017 at 6:52 am

  2. This a wonderful post. Your black and white photos of these musicians are amazing. I love Jazz and listen to it often. I am familiar with the artists here, especially Thelonious Monk, Louis Armstrong, Charlie Parker and Lionel Hampton. All gifted musicians and so many gone now. Thank you so much for this.

    May 30, 2017 at 10:06 am

    • Thank you Dear Renee…happy you liked it. Yes many have gone..but their music lives on…<3
      take care

      May 31, 2017 at 7:16 am

  3. Amy

    I didn’t know photos can translate jazz until this “Soul Tinged” post. These photos and quotes tell stories and let us feel jazz and know what they play is life.
    We have been New Orleans a few times, a great place to listen to Jazz.
    Thank you for this post, Sriram. 🙂 So glad you are back!

    May 30, 2017 at 5:18 pm

    • Yes a great place for jazz and Art..Amy. happy you liked it…personally would love to go back again & again…<3
      take care

      May 31, 2017 at 7:19 am

  4. Excellent post!

    May 31, 2017 at 9:47 am

  5. Stunning collection!

    June 1, 2017 at 12:48 am

  6. This is quite a different post for you, Sriram! I just love the way you portrayed these musicians and I really felt the “soul” of the emotion behind these pictures. Music and rhythm is so part of our Essence yet it is very sad that so many people have forgotten. Your post and all the quotes really moved my heart. Thank you! 💖🌸💗

    June 7, 2017 at 1:38 am

    • Thank you so much AmyRose..:-) ❤
      you matter

      June 8, 2017 at 6:11 pm

  7. Amazing pictures again, Sriram and the quotes are fantastic too 🙂 Pawkisses for a wonderful day 🙂 ❤

    June 8, 2017 at 1:21 pm

  8. Thank you my friend…:-) ❤

    June 8, 2017 at 6:10 pm

  9. You have produced some amazing posts my friend,
    but this one I’ll never forget,
    a total delight

    June 9, 2017 at 8:03 pm

    • Thank you for your kindness…my friend…:-)
      you matter

      June 10, 2017 at 1:14 pm

  10. Wonderful photo’s Sriram.. It took me a while to come to explore Jazz, but once I did in my twilight years lol.. I fell in love with it.. Such a wonderful post my friend.. 🙂

    June 10, 2017 at 7:16 pm

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  12. Genie

    Jazz is not my favourite genre of music, however, your photos take me back to a visit in New Orleans and I’m reminded of how much I loved Jazz when hearing it played live.

    July 10, 2017 at 5:07 pm

    • Thank you…live jazz…is heavenly…:-)

      July 10, 2017 at 6:21 pm

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