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Cuff Billet - Painting and Poem

Peter Mark Butler

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September 21st, 2009 - 10:07 AM

Cuff Billet - Painting and Poem

Peter delights in creating a fusion of paintings and poems which he personally produces as archival quality, signed Giclée prints. He has included in his 'Good Time Jazz' gallery the original acrylic along with the giclée print which includes the poem. Only prints are for sale. This is the second in the series of Peter's jazz portraits and poems. Do visit his website to discover more about his passion for art and verse.



Following is the poem inspired by this portrait:



Cuff Billett on Trumpet


Caressing the high notes
Pitching to low,
A jazz virtuoso
In enrapturing solo.
Improvisation off the cuff.
The trumpeter struts his stuff.

A Certificate of Authenticity accompanies each print explaining the inspiration for this work: This portrait captures jazz trumpeter Cuff Billett giving a rousing, virtuoso performance with The Lakefront Loungers at the Ken Colyer Trust 2008 Autumn Jazz Parade. Roguish, even eccentric, Cuff is famous for his superb talent and intense, intuitive, warm-toned style.

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