Adrien H. Tillmann is a French, self-taught Photographer, Videographer and Technical Director based in New York City, born to a French-German family near Paris. His photography dedicated to the Jazz world can be seen across the globe, including on the walls of the legendary New York Jazz clubs The Village Vanguard and Birdland.
Career highlights include: publication in the New York Times, New York Post, Downbeat, Wall Street Journal, JazzTimes and NYC Jazz Record; a portrait featured in the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA)’s blog; direction of a full concert video broadcasted by PBS; a performance film for Harvard; and a documentary commissioned by Cornell University. Tillmann has had contracts with the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) and multi-award-winning record companies such as Sony Music, Blue Note Records, Motéma and Mack Avenue Records. He has received invitations to photograph Jazz musicians at some of the most respected festivals and institutions in the world, including the UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, the White House, and the Montreux Jazz Festival.
Tillmann also worked in the Art Department on set with Director Rob Bravler (Moby; Our Vinyl Weighs a Ton, This is Stones Throw Records) and DP Nathan Haugaard (Avatar II: The way of Water, Blair Witch, Alita Battle Angel,..)

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Professional Associations:
American Society of Media Photographers, Jazz Journalists Association, Subagora Agency.

2023 JJA Awards Photo of the Year Nominee
2017 JJA Awards Photo of the Year Nominee

Motéma Music, Mack Avenue Records, Blue Note Records, SFJAZZ, NYC Winter Jazz Festival, MoMA, Mass MoCA, Sony Music, Americas Society, Harvard University, Paris New York Heritage Festival, Jacob Burns Film Center, Cornell University, UCLA & Brown University, Brooklyn Raga Massive, Birdland, Sarajevo Jazz Festival, (+).

Café de la Danse / Paris New York Heritage Festival (Solo – Paris 2018) 
Jacob Burns Film Center (Solo, New York – 2019)

PBS (Raga Maqam Live, Director/Editor – 2021), Criterion (Feat. inside “Art House America” 2019)

Artists (Photo and/or Video):
Chucho Valdes, Cecile McLorin Salvant, DeeDee Bridgewater, Herbie Hancock, Antonio Sanchez, Tony Bennett, Brian Newman, Joel Ross, Immanuel Wilkins, Billy Hart, Spike Lee, Terry Riley, Billy Harper, Robert Glasper, Jon Batiste, Etiennes Charles, Marcus & EJ Strickland, Amir ElSaffar, Peter Sellars, Rajna Swaminathan, Ganavya, Keith Brown, Sheila Jordan, Samara Joy, Kenny Washington, Andy Statman, Roy Hargrove, Darius Jones, Marcus Gilmore, Kenny Garrett, Gary Bartz, Shabaka Hutchings, Kidd Jordan, Andrew Cyrille, Mark Guiliana, Henry Threadgil, Roman Filiu, David Virelles, Henry Conerway III, Ambrose Akinmusire, Seu Jorge, Ravi Coltrane, Brian Blade, Snarky Puppy, Christian McBride, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Pharoah Sanders, Nicholas Payton, Raynald Colom, Roy Ayers, Fred Wesley, Jazz @ Lincoln Center Orchestra, Wynton Marsalis, Tony Allen, Joshua Redman, Joey Alexander, Eric Harland,Brian Jackson, Henry Grimes, Lee Konitz, George Coleman, Gretchen Parlato, James Brandon Lewis, Melvin Gibbs, Brandon Ross, Wallace Rooney, Maria Grand, Jana Herzen, Charnett Moffett, Sun Ra Arkestra, Cyrus Chestnut, Magos Herrera, Kendrick Scott, Lakecia Benjamin, Marc Cary, Reggie Workman, Oliver Lake, Dezron Douglas, Brandee Youger, Aaron Diehl, Petros Klampanis, Bill Charlap, Quantic, Dhafer Youssef, Jose James, Anat Cohen, Nduduzo Makhathini, Harish Raghavan, Nasheet Waits, Big Yuki, Taylor McFerrin, Jesse Davis, Edmar Castaneda, Omara Portuondo, Roberto Fonseca, Melvis Santa, Frank Catalano, Joey DeFrancesco, Jeff Tain Watts, SFJAZZ Collective, Dianne Reeves, Regina Carter, Daru Jones, Ian Chang, Rafiq Bhatia, Kassa Overall, Theo Croker, Ben Williams, James Francies, Amsterdam Concertgebouw, Dick Griffin, Saul Williams, David Murray, Al Foster, Ron Carter, Jeff ‘Tain Watts, Andy Bey, Fatoumata Diawara, Hiatus Kayiote, Keyon Harrold, JD Allen, Lenny Reece, Orquesta Akokan, Roamn Diaz, Adi Meyerson, Greg Osby, Jaleel Shaw, Jaimeo Brown, Jojo Kuo, Peter Apfelbaum, Bill Laswell, Curtis Lundy, Wayne Shorter, Jeremy Dutton, Carlos Sarduy, Aaron Comess, Jazzmeia Horn, Carlos Lopez, Miguel Zenon, Kamasi Washington, etc…