Dig This
posted: June 1, 2012

Here’s a piece for the Playboy Jazz Festival Program to accompany an article by Don Heckman about the state of big bands in America today. Some think of big bands as dinosaurs but if you do some digging you can find a pretty vital scene in almost every major city.
This piece certainly shows the influence of Jim Flora and the great Cliff Roberts. I’ve been doing illustrations for the annual festival for about twenty-five years now, but still no invitation to the mansion.

Thomas James June 1, 2012
Really nice one, Paul!
Bill Mayer June 4, 2012
Sweet...I really do dig it baby the cat's pajamas... Nice concept too...
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Noah Woods June 4, 2012
Really LOVE the lines in the sketches too, Paul. Beautiful.
Daniel Pelavin June 5, 2012
From sketches to finish just superb.
Douglas Fraser June 6, 2012
I'm digging the shapes, colours, & line. You're filling that space like a pro.
Robert Saunders June 6, 2012
A hip, happenin' piece, Paul!
Scott Bakal June 8, 2012
Sweet piece! 626 564 8728