Leica has released a limited-edition Leica M Monochrom “Jim Marshall Set”. Jim Marshall was the first and only photographer to receive the Grammy Trustees Award. The edition will be limited to 50 sets worldwide. The kit includes the new brass plated Leica M Monochrom camera with a special “Laiton” finish. Leica says the latter provides a unique matte quality. The camera comes with an inscription of Jim Marshall’s autograph and a Summilux-M 50mm f/1.4 ASPH lens.

In the box you'll also find a Jim Marshall Limited Edition Estate print of “Thelonious Monk at the Monterey Jazz Festival 1964” and a special, numbered edition and estate embossed copy of the book Jim Marshall: Jazz Festival.

To mark the occasion the Leica Gallery Los Angeles which will showcase some of Marshall’s images of jazz icons like Miles Davis, Nina Simone and Thelonious Monk. The exhibit will run from June 15th through July 31st.

Press Release:

Leica Camera and the Jim Marshall Foundation Present a Leica M Monochrom Limited Edition Jim Marshall Set

LEICA M MONOCHROM “JIM MARSHALL SET” WITH LEICA SUMMILUX-M 50 MM F/1.4 ASPH

Leica Camera and the Jim Marshall Estate are proud to offer a limited edition set of the LEICA M Monochrom “Jim Marshall Set” with LEICA SUMMILUX-M 50mm f/1.4 ASPH to celebrate Jim’s legacy and his life-long relationship with Leica Camera. This edition is limited to 50 sets and will be sold worldwide exclusively through Leica Stores and Boutiques.

The numbered and Jim Marshall autographed LEICA M Monochrom (Type 246) and LEICA
SUMMILUX-M 50mm f/1.4 ASPH are made of brass components with a very special “Laiton” finish which provides a unique matt finish and a one of a kind appearance for each set. Another distinctive component of the set is the lens. This lens, while modern in its optical design, has the classic knurled focus ring and round lens hood reminiscent of the 1960’s. Both are made of brass with the “Laiton” finish.

The set also includes a Jim Marshall Limited Edition Estate print of Thelonious Monk at the Monterey Jazz Festival 1964 and a special, numbered edition and estate embossed copy of the Jim Marshall: Jazz Festival published by Reel Art Press. During the extraordinary rise of popular culture and the counterculture in the 1960”s, Jim Marshall seemed to be everywhere that mattered. His images of the Monterey Pop Festival chronicling the
breakout performances of Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin and Otis Redding are woven into the lore of the era. Jim shot more than 500 album covers. His photographs are in private and museum collections around the world. To learn more about Jim Marshall, visit www.jimmarshallphotographyllc.com.

We invite you to the Leica Gallery LA to view Jim Marshall's JAZZ FESTIVAL exhibition at the Leica Gallery LA, on view June 15th through July 31.

Join us on June 15th at the Leica Gallery LA from 5PM-6PM for a guest lecture and book signing with Amelia Davis, owner of Jim Marshall's archive of photography, followed by the opening reception of Jim Marshall's JAZZ FESTIVAL exhibition.

RSVP for the lecture and book signing here.
RSVP for the opening reception here.