Renowned music photographer David Redfern dies

Redfern shot photos of Bob Dylan, Frank Sinatra, Miles Davis and more

Music photographer David Redfern has died at the age of 78.

Redfern, who had cancer, passed away at his home in Uzes, France.

Beginning his career in the ’60s, Redfern came to be one of the most renowned and influential photographers in the music world, specifically focussing on the jazz scene. Redfern was a regular photographer at Soho venue Ronnie Scott’s, capturing the likes of Miles Davis and Ella Fitzgerald over the years.

Redfern also served as Frank Sinatra’s official tour photographer during the 1980s and his early festival stints saw him snap the likes of Bob Dylan and Jimi Hendrix before they were famous.

This year, Redfern received a Parliamentary Jazz Award for Services to Jazz at the Houses Of Parliament. In the summer, he wrote on his official website: “Future plans include a Norwegian fjord cruise in the autumn, the London Jazz Festival in November and an exhibition at the new South Coast Jazz festival in the Shoreham Arts Centre in late January 2015.”

David Redfern is survived by his wife, three children and five grandchilden.