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Wikimedia Commons Category:Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society. After creating a new Wikipedia page for the Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society in Half Moon Bay I ran a search across Wikipedia for other mentions of the venue... and found 41 artist pages that mentioned it in a photo caption.

On further exploration it turns out that Brian McMillen, the official photographer for the venue, has been uploading photographs to Wikimedia Commons since 2007 and adding them to different artist pages. Brian has been a jazz photographer based out of Half Moon Bay for 47 years and has an amazing portfolio of images. It’s thrilling to see him share them on Wikipedia in this way.