Photo by William Brown

Adrien H. Tillmann is a French photographer based in Manhattan, New-York, born from a french-german family near Paris. His photography, mainly dedicated to the Jazz world can be seen in various parts of the globe including on the walls of the legendary New-York Jazz Clubs “The Village Vanguard” and “Birdland“. Over the course of his career, Tillmann founded and managed recording studios in France, an artists agency and was responsible for the artistic direction of a Jazz club in Barcelona, Spain.

Tillmann has received invitations and credentials to photograph in some of the most prestigious festivals and institutions including the UNESCO Headquarters in Paris (International Jazz Day 2015), the Montreux Jazz Festival (Switzerland) and The White House (Washington DC, International Jazz Day 2016). 



The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA)‘s blog featured his portrait of New-York vibraphonist Joel Ross.
Customers include The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) & Motema Music.


Professional Associations:
American Society of Media Photographers
Jazz Journalists Association

Downbeat, JazzTimes, NYTimes, New-York City Jazz Record, SF MOMA, CitizenJazz (…)

Artists (photo and/or video):
Roy Ayers, Ravi Coltrane, Mark Guiliana, Pharoah Sanders, Herbie Hancock, Kamasi Washington, DeeDee Bridgewater, Dr. Lonnie Smith, SFJAZZ Collective, Nicholas Payton, Dhafer Youssef, Joey Alexander, Billy Harper, Omara Portuondo, Roberto Fonseca, Cecile McLorin-Salvant, Snarky Puppy, Cyrus Chestnut, Brian Blade, Azar Lawrence, Steve Turre, Christian McBride, Greg Osby, Christian Scott, Joshua Redman, Petros Klampanis, Gilad Hekselman, Ziv Ravitz, Jeff “Tain” Watts, Marcus Strickland, Mark de Clive-Lowe, Joel Ross, Jana Herzen, Oded Tzur, Raynald Colom, Jaleel Shaw, Marquis Hill,  Brandee Younger, Dezron Douglas, etc…

Awards / Distinctions
Jazz Journalist Association “Photo of the year” Nominee – 2017

Collections & Archives
Village Vanguard (New-York, US)
Birdland (New-York, US)