What is a Jazz Occurrence? 

Lewis Achenbach interprets the music and atmosphere of an event in his artwork in the moment.

"It started with documenting live music through an imaginative process, but it has become much more. 

It now feels like a translation or an amalgam of two languages. To hear this painting is a meeting place of the sonic and visual arts. 

We have a dialogue about our future by using the tools of our past. This is an artistic movement. The artists from opposite banks are meeting in the rush of mid-river."

- Lewis Achenbach, founder


"Lewis Achenbach, painter, performing live improvisatory painting right in the center of them. The good people of Aurora were stunned, and will never be the same.”    

– Lauren Deutsch, Director of Jazz Institute of Chicago