Jethro Tull by Ian Anderson – May 26th – Red Rocks Amphitheatre

Jethro Tull 2017-05-26-17-5983Photos by Jim Mimna

It was a British invasion of Red Rocks last Friday as Jethro Tull returned to the old haunt one more time.  The show was officially billed as Jethro Tull by Ian Anderson with the Colorado Symphony, and rightfully so as the Symphony did a lot of the heavy lifting all night, even playing with out Ian Anderson at times (as seen in the opening photos below).  Red Rock’s history tells many wild tales of rock lore, and Jethro Tull has one of the wildest of them all due to a riot in 1971 that ended rock music at the legendary venue until 1976.  The largely older audience was far from rioting on Friday as they sat comfortably and soaked in all the hits as Anderson and company covered all the essential Tull tracks…all that while at America’s best venue – what more can you ask for?


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Who Is Jim Mimna

Capturing life in various forms is what I do. I consider myself an archivist by nature. It is not a career choice that I consciously made, but it is something that has called me. I strive to freeze a moment in time with every frame, a moment that can retell its story with each viewing, forever. I also have a deep passion for music and have been photographing and recording live music for years. Capturing the energy and magic of a live performance in a photograph is one of my passions. In addition, I enjoy photographing in a wide variety of settings, from wildlife scenes to family portraits and everything in between. I am a lover of the earthscapes that we see all around us every day, both natural and manmade, and aim to make unique images that do justice to their beauty. Where others see darkness, I see streaks of light through long exposures. I shoot a very wide variety of subject matter including individual/family portraits, event coverage, landscapes, live concert/performance, HDR, product and commercial photography, architectural, weddings, food, and editorial photo journalism. With artistic expression, I aspire to create visual art that speaks volumes.