Founded in 1938 by John Casimir, the Young Tuxedo Brass Band is one of the last New Orleans brass bands playing traditional songs, hymns, and dirges of the brass repertoire. Gregory Vaughan “Gregg” Stafford, pictured here on trumpet, has been leading the band since 1984. After seeing and being inspired by the work of my friend, Michael Weintrob’s Instrumenthead Project, I made this picture of Gregg on the Preservation Stage at the New Orleans Jazz Festival in 2014. Gregg is not only one of the Crescent City’s most talented musicians, he is also a man of community and tradition for he co-founded the group Black Men of Labor, a civic organization dedicated to keeping traditional brass band music on the streets of New Orleans.
All Limited Edition Collector’s Series pieces are printed on museum rag paper or museum edition canvas using archival pigment inks. Limited Edition Collector’s Series pieces ship, print only. If choosing museum paper, your new photographic art piece will ship with a 1.5 inch white border around the entirety of the image where the artist signs, titles, numbers and embosses over the dated signature. If choosing museum canvas, your new photographic art piece will be shipped with a 1.5″-2″ mirror to allow for the piece to be stretched over 1.5″-2″ stretcher bars. Canvas pieces are signed and numbered on bottom right front of the image unless otherwise requested. All Limited Edition Collector’s Series pieces are shipped unframed and tubed with a Certificate of Authenticity. We can provide recommendations on how to frame your new art upon request. This will insure maximum style and longevity for you new works. Edition numbers are the total in the edition, size interdependent. There are not multiple editions for different sizes. Only one number, one edition.
Initialed Open Edition Prints are printed on photographic paper and matted in an off white, 4-ply acid free matte. Open Edition Prints are initialed on the front of the matte and in verso. All Open Edition Matted Prints fit standard frames.
5×7 prints ship matted to fit standard 11×14 frames
8×8 prints ship matted to fit standard 12×12 frames
8×12 & 9×12 prints ship matted to fit standard 16×20 frames
12×12 prints ship matted to fit standard 16×16 frames
12×16 & 12×18 prints ship matted to fit standard 20×24 frames