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January 2, 2012 I know my last post was back in 2009. It’s shameful and a little embarrassing. I will do better, this I promise. Ok…. The New Year, well I will start with the old one. It was an interesting year. It felt like a whole lifetime passing in 12 months. Knowledge seemed to
Brooklyn For Peace is an organization that was founded in 1984 by a small group of parents that were concerned about the devastating effects of war. Now 25 years later they are still going strong. I have been a member for 3 years now and have served on the board for 2 of those years.
Little did I know that the following month I would be back in Indonesia playing music with my dear friend and conducting workshops at the school. I arrived on Monday, March 2nd and it was much hotter than I remembered. I was met at the airport by a representative from the Java Jazz Festival and
Now is the time to write about my trip to France. Even though I made this trip a year ago, I’m feeling very Bohemian and Parisian today. And I’m ready to tell my story. In preparation for the trip, I began learning French 6 months before I decided to go, actually, it was a year
As I walked into the studio, I recalled the famous photograph taken in 1958 “Great Day in Harlem”. The first time I saw that photo I was amazed at all of the legendary people that were there that day, but what really struck me was the image of Marion McPartland and Mary Lou Williams side
On April 18th, 2007, at 8:00 am we arrived at WBGO’s station, located in Newark, NJ. It was a chilly overcast day and I was really nervous. We were greeted at the door by Mr. Walker. His friendly smile quickly erased all of my fears of making a fool out of myself. We walked down