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Jazz Photography Recap: The Juliette Gardner Quintet & the Kenny Thompson Quintet at Fulton Street

Photos by Harvey Tillis

On June 22, 2023 The Juliette Gardner Quintet and the Kenny Thompson Quintet took the stage for two sets of original music.

Juliette Gardner's group opened the evening featuring Juliette Gardner - trumpet/compositions, Kenny Thompson - guitar, Dan VanZeeland - piano, Vinny Kabat - bass, and Christian Hindratno drums.

The second set featured Kenny Thompson’s Quintet finished the evening featuring Kenny on guitar and compositions, Gomeh Barak - trumpet, Chris Madsen - tenor sax, Mike Benning - bass, and Isaiah Keith - drums. Visual artist Alex Puryear created artwork in response to the music.

Here is a recap of the cabaret sets in Chicago with photos by Harvey Tillis.

Harvey Tillis is a documentary still photographer with a fine art eye available for recording sessions, environmental portraits, and creative projects. Contact him at

The Juliette Gardner Quintet

Kenny Thompson Quintet


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