"Randy Cole has a unique eye, and more importantly a unique understanding of Jazz music. His images capture the expressive nuances and power of this great art form, and indeed mirror the aesthetic of the music. As the director of l'Orchestre National Jazz de Montréal, I choose Randy Cole first and foremost to document the orchestra's projects. He is a significant part of the Montreal Jazz scene, and has increased the profile and visibility of our Jazz community with his distinctive work."
Jacques Laurin, Director l'Orchestre National Jazz de Montréal
"Great photographers don’t just take pictures, they are storytellers. And anyone interested by Montreal contemporary jazz scene should get acquainted with the art of Randy Cole, whose photographic and video portraits of Montreal artists tell the story of jazz life around here. Cole is no camera touting tourist. He knows the musicians, has a deep feeling for the music and has an extraordinary talent for seizing that special moment that says so much, that says it all. Highly recommended."
Stanley Péan, CBC Radio Canada host, writer and jazz enthusiast
Blue Note Cover, Dec. 2022
Ballet Jazz de Montreal
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