“The most amazing Jam session ever”.
Between shows the crew gathered at a mutual friend's home in the hills of Rio de Janeiro and what took place was called by some of the musician's there as “The most amazing Jam session ever”.
“This painting pays tribute to that experience and the musicians and friends who continue to inspire.” – Jay Alders
“My friend & legendary surf photographer Sean Davey shot this footage (below) at the actual jam session. You can see me sketching what became “Rio Jam” in the corner.”
The painting “Rio Jam” began as a sketch and once arriving home in America, Alders knew he needed to get this moment captured in paint. For several months Jay stood at his easel at his beach town art studio and painted the scene from memory while listening to the music from the musicians who were there that night.