A tribute to Jean-Pierre Leloir
Music First, Jean-Pierre Leloir departs with winter winds
Known and recognized for his pictures of the Jazz and Music Hall scene, Jean-Pierre Leloir left us with the arrival of winter. He died on December 21, at 80 years old. Born on June 27, 1931, he quickly developed a passion for music and in the 1950’s, began photographing all types of concerts, rehearsals, recordings…
His intimacy with the artists resulted in his famous 1969 picture of Georges Brassens, Jacques Brel, and Léo Ferré. He published several photographic books, immortalizing concert performances by Billie Holliday, Miles Davis, and Duke Ellington, and worked for an international selection of magazines and newspapers before creating “Rock & Folk” with Philippe Koechlin.
Correspondant de l’Institut de France