Neil Shapiro loves jazz

And since he can’t play or sing a note to save his life, depicting jazz artists is the best way he knows to honor the music he loves and the musicians who make it.

In a previous life Neil was an advertising art director, creating award winning campaigns for national clients such as Gatorade, McDonald’s, and Cap’n Crunch.

Since then, he has created scores of editorial and advertising illustrations, and illustrated numerous children’s books. Neil has taught, lectured, and written extensively on illustration and advertising design. His artwork has been exhibited in solo and group shows in Chicago and New York galleries, and he has led the design and creation of a public work of art.

Neil lives in Chicago with his wife, Maureen Gorman, and his dog, Ruka.

Click here to see additional work at Neil’s website.

Neil Shapiro PBS “Chicago TONIGHT” Feature