Many like me have a combined passion for art and jazz. Alfred Alexander Gockel is a contemporary artist born in Ludinghausen,Germany, who is known for boldly colored abstract images and in particular, for his jazz artwork. he had humble beginnings and he is still humble now even though he has earned and can enjoy the prestige of a famous artist. (See video below or click here.)
Alex (as he likes to be called) has devoted admirers in about 50 countries. I’m one of them. Fellow freelance writers Jennifer Tanabe and Kebennett are two more. They have described his art style as reflecting the influence of Picasso and having “many moods”. Whoever influenced his style did us a favor and whatever his moods, I like them all!
In 2011 he was named the Official Artist of Top 10 Jazz Festival.
The images below - "Spontaneous Jam"; and "Stroking the Keys" - are two of my personal favorites.