Adrien H. Tillmann is a french, self-taught photographer, Videographer and Art 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, as well as a portrait featured in the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA)’s blog. Tillmann has had contract 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.
Professional Associations: American Society of Media Photographers, Jazz Journalists Association.
Awards: 2017 JJA Awards Photo of the Year Nominee
Customers/Collaborations: Motéma Music, Mack Avenue Records, Blue Note Records, SFJAZZ, NYC Winter Jazz Festival, MoMA, Sony Music, Americas Society, Paris New York Heritage Festival, Jacob Burns Film Center, Brooklyn Raga Massive, Birdland.
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, Keith Brown, Sheila Jordan, Samara McLendon, 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, 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, Carlos Sarduy, Aaron Comess, Jazzmeia Horn, Carlos Lopez, Miguel Zenon, Kamasi Washington, etc…