When I was a Kid, My mom and me would watch the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson all the time. That was in a day when there was one TV and the family all pretty much would watch the same thing. I used to say to her, “Mom, one day I’m gonna be on the Tonight Show. Like all good moms, she would reply, “I’m sure you will honey”.

So, on Monday night, I got the biggest kick of my life when I actually was on the Tonight Show….well…Kinda

On Monday night on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon (best host since Carson) my friend and Saxophone great Mindi Abair sat in with the Tonight Show band: The Roots.

After the monologue the band plays and Mindi just Kicks ass. Then they pan over to Jimmy and he is holding the Cover to Mindi’s latest release: Mindi Abair and the Bone Shakers – Live in Seattle…and I shot that cover. It wasn’t just a little CD version but a Large Album Size version of the cover. I was so proud to see my Photography shown on national TV on a show I’ve loved all my life. It was indeed Mindi’s moment but it was just so special to me.

I will never forget it. So thanks to Mindi and to Jimmy for giving that moment that would make my Mom Proud

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Jimmy Fallon and the Tonight Show

 

Jimmy Fallon and the Tonight Show

Jimmy Fallon and the Tonight Show

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Jimmy Fallon and the Tonight Show