I grew up with Jazz. My Dad, Shaukat Husain, and Uncle, Demis Tsimon, ran Victoria’s only jazz record store, Sweet Thunder Records. Shaukat and Demis still run B.C.’s longest running Jazz Radio show¬†Straight No Chaser on CFUV 102FM. It’s been on the air over 40 years.

When they were kids, my brother and I would run around the back office after school sneaking bites of spare donuts while Kind of Blue was spinning in the background. When the store was quiet, I would flip through iconic Blue Note covers, drawn to the eye catching art of Francis Wollf’s inimitable black and whites and Reid Mile’s groundbreaking design. Those images and sounds are pressed into my memory of home, and remain inspired by my Dad and Uncle, their love of Jazz and the community they built through Sweet Thunder Records.

Limited prints are available of these photos at https://store.aslamhusainphotography.com

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