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Beate Sandor • SHOWTIME
Kings & Queens from A to Z

the charity art photo book - containing 128 musician photo portraits
about ten years of music history, blues, funk, jazz, gospel & soul in full page images (2004-2014)
(136 pages, with 128 full page photos, 28x21cm, hardcover)

has been published to benefit musicians, music projects and music institutions

with following musician (A4) photo portraits:

Aaron Neville, Allen Toussaint †, Anders Osborne, Anne Harris, Art Neville, Ash Grunwald, B.B. King †, Bernard Allison, Beverly "Guitar" Watkins †, "Big Al" Carson †, Billy Iuso and Big Chief Juan Pardo of the Golden Comanches, Big Sam’s Funky Nation, Billy Jones, Bjørn Berge, Bob Stroger, Bobby Rush, Bonnie Lee †, Bonnie Raitt, Bryan Lee † and Eddie Turner, Bryan Lee, Carol Fran, Cedric Burnside, Charles Neville †, Chris Thomas King (2004, 2009), Chuck Brown †, Clarence "Frogman“ Henry, Cool John Ferguson, Craig Klein, Cyril Neville, Dani Wilde, Dave Mason, David "Honeyboy" Edwards †, Davina And The Vagabonds, Dawn Tyler Watson, Deborah Coleman †, Dickey Betts, Dr. John †, Eddie Shaw †, Eddie Tigner †, Eddie Vaan Shaw, Eden Brent, Eddie Turner, Eric Lindell, Etta James †, Guitar Shorty, Hans Theessink, Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk (Ian Neville, Nick Daniels III, Tony Hall), Ivan Neville, James Blood Ulmer, James Brown †, John Boutté, John Mooney, John Primer, John Mayall, Jon Cleary, Keziah Jones, Koko Taylor †, Lazy Lester †, Long John Hunter †, Little Freddie King, Lil’ Ed Williams, Linda Tillery, Linda Tillery & The Cultural Heritage Choir (Melanie DeMore, Elouise Burrell, Rhonda Benin, Linda Tillery, Simon Monserrat, Bryan Dyer), Liz Mandville Greeson aka Liz Mandeville, Lucky Peterson, Lynne Jordan, Madeleine Peyroux, Margie Perez, Marva Wright †, Macavine Hayes † & Sol, Maurice John Vaughn, Mavis Staples, Michael Burks †, Mitch Woods (2014), Michaela Harrison, Nikki Hill (2014), Nora Jean Bruso, Otis Taylor, Papa Grows Funk, Paul DesLauriers, Paul Sanchez, Pete Fountain †, Percy Sledge †, Popa Chubby, Richie Havens †, Rita Chiarelli, Rokia Traoré, Roland Tchakounté, Ruf Records Blues Caravan (Dani Wilde, Deborah Coleman †, Sue Foley), Sarah Jane Morris, Sharon Jones † & The Dap-Kings, Sharrie Williams, Shakura S’Aida, Slewfoot † & Cary B., Solomon Burke †, Spencer Bohren †, Sue Foley, Terry Evans †, The Blind Boys Of Alabama (Tracy Pierce, Billy Bowers, Jimmy Carter, Ben Moore), Tracy Pierce and Charlie Musselwhite, The Neville Brothers, Tia Gouttebel (Tia and the patient Wolves), Trombone Shorty, Vusa Mkhaya (Insingizi), Wanda Johnson, Washboard Chaz, Willie Kent †, Willie King †, Ze Bluetones


Beate Sandor • showtime

front cover: the crowd at the Cognac Blues Passions, Cognac, France, photo © Beate Sandor, 2013
back cover: Melissa Etheridge's guitars at MQ, Vienna, Austria, photo © Beate Sandor, 2015

ISBN 978-3-200-04632-0 (printed and published in Vienna, Austria, October 31st, 2016)

was listed in the VLB title catalogue

all photos 2004-2017 © Beate Sandor, Bildrecht

Mike Rick's book review in "The BluesPowR Blog"

book review Concerto / 12/2017 - 1/2018 release, s. 50 "Lesestoff"


under the patronage of the:

The Music Maker Relief Foundation

presented by:

JazzFest Vienna Reigen Cognac Blues Passions

kindly supported by:

Bildrecht ARWAG Wien Kultur KulturImDritten WRSTV


1st time book presentation at "Reigen live" Vienna, 1140, Hadikgasse 62,
on November 1st, 2016, 8PM, before Popa Chubby's gig

Beate Sandor & Hans Theessink Beate Sandor & Popa Chubby James Blood Ulmer & Beate Sandor with Vusa Mkhaya
November 1st, 2016 with Hans Theessink & with Popa Chubby / November 14, 2016  with James Blood Ulmer / November 24, 2016 with Vusa Mkhaya Ndlovu
photos by J. Pantucek, Eva Mikusch & private

John Mayall
with Popa Chubby at the first presentation 11-1-2016            Anne Harris with "showtime" 11-29-2016       John Mayall 28-2-2017 @ Porgy & Bess Vienna

2nd time book presentation at "Thalia" Vienna, 1030 Wien Mitte,
on March 31st, 2017, 7 PM, with first time screening of the short movie (20 Minutes) by Beate Sandor "It's Showtime!"

Ernst Woller, Fritz Thom, Beate Sandor @ Thalia, 2017
photos by J. Pantucek

an offbeat musical journey from Vienna to New Orleans

at Thalia 3, Wien Mitte, Vienna, on Friday, March 31st, 2017, 7-9 PM
speakers: Fritz Thom, director of Jazz Fest Vienna and Ernst Woller, culture speaker of the City Of Vienna
(since 2018 1st state parliament president)

interview with Radio ORF Burgenland (listen in hungarian languague)
Színes Kultúránk - május 1-én 20.30-kor

on tour with "showtime": Cognac Blues Passions in Cognac, France, July 5-6, 2017
Jazzfest Wien, Rathaus/Arkadenhof, Vienna, Austria July 8-10, 2017
New Orleans Festival in Innsbruck, Austria, July 21-22, 2017

Cognac Blues Passions Jazz Fest Wien New orleans Festival Innsbruck

"showtime" @ the book fair Frankfurt/Germany October 11-15, 2017
Hall 3.1 K52-K53

Book Fair Frankfurt, Germany



Beate Sandor • Showtime

a personal note..

This book offers a cross section through time of the musicians that I was able to capture through my lens, and from my heart. Because there are so many powerful musicians world wide, this book cannot ever be completed. I apologize to the artists who were not included due to time and location, but it doesn’t mean that I didn’t choose their music. Instead, I am offering a view of a time and place in the music world that has the capacity to take us out of time, and out of place, to the spirit. This is my missive to hope that the Blues will continue strong. I want to thank all of the musicians I worked with for their overwhelming feedback for this art book project. This book of images may prove to be a small but important part of the music history of ten years, keeping those fabulous performances alive. For those who are gone, these images stand in memoriam, and for all contemporary artists who continue their great work everyday – they convey my highest respect and appreciation.

sincerely: Beate Sandor

photo by C. Hofmann

P.S. each book sold benefits musicians..

donations were made:
several times to the Music Maker Relief Foundation and to the Baton Rouge Musicians Fund
to the Liz Mandeville Recovery Fund, to Drink Small via The Music Maker Relief Foundation
to the Montreal Blues Society- Quebec to Memphis - Dawn Tyler Watson (from Montreal) won the IBC 2017 in Memphis!
2times to Pura Fé's ULALI project
to The Troy Andrews -Trombone Shorty- Foundation with the Tornado Relief Fund
to the Como Mamas via The Music Maker Relief Foundation
to the Anders Osborne's Can'd Aid Foundation
to WWOZ New Orleans public radio 90.7 FM "Guardians Of The Groove" Spring Pledge Drive
to Paul Sanchez "Tears Of Healing" CD project
to the Muddy Gurdy Mississippi Project
to Linda Tillery YouCaring campaign



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more than 100 one camera music videos on my bluesvoice04 channel - bluesvoice04


all photos © & contact: Beate Sandor, Bildrecht (formerly VBK) /ARS NY since 2001