Gene Krupa, 1962


© Ave Pildas

Babe Baker’s Jazz Corner, Cincinnati, 1962

Gene Krupa was already a legend when I photographed him in 1962. He became a national celebrity when he joined Benny Goodmans band, in 1934.

He was playing at Babe Baker’s, a small dark club with just one spotlight. I was positioned on the floor, in front of a low band stand. Krupa was full of energy, moving fast. Charlie Ventura was on Tenor Sax. I was lucky to get this shot.

Limited edition museum quality print signed by Ave Pildas.

13×19 Edition of 15
Archival Pigment Print

16×20 Edition of 5
Silver Gelatin Darkroom Print

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Also available with the 10 Jazz Greats Limited Edition Boxed Portfolio.

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