Jean-Pierre Leloir


French Photographer (1931-2010), famous for his photographs of the jazz-scene in and around Paris (also including many international artists).

Jean-Pierre Leloir (born June 27, 1931 in Paris 16th - died December 21, 2010 (at age 79) in Paris 17e) is a French photographer who has covered the musical and theatrical scene since the 1950s, including: music concerts and rehearsals, reports for the industry, historical exhibitions, theatre pieces (he has long been the official photographer of L'Olympia).

As such, he has worked with many artists of the twentieth century, from Edith Piaf to Charles Trenet, through Billie Holiday, Johnny Hallyday or Alain Bashung. He is, in particular, the favorite photographer of Jacques Brel and the author of the famous snapshot bringing together Brel, Brassens and Ferré in January 1969. He also participated, as a photographer, in the adventure of the Théatre National Populaire of Jean Vilar and is one founding members of Rock & Folk magazine.

He has also been closely associated with the adventure of the French record label Erato, of which he has been the official photographer for more than thirty years. It was during this period that he photographed in rehearsal and in concert the greatest classical music artists of the time, and among others: Maurice André, Jean Pierre Rampal, Jean-François Paillard, Marie-Claire Alain.

Label related to his photo work: Jazz Images Erato
Series related to his photo work : The Jean-Pierre Leloir Collection , Facebook
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