Monthly Archives: March 2008

Q&A with emerging pianist HELEN SUNG

For the launch of our annual Debut Series, which presents artists new to the Cleveland community, Tri-C JazzFest included the exceptional young pianist Helen Sung.  On a lovely Sunday afternoon in the exquisite chamber-hall like confines of the new performing … Continue reading

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New Orleans Diary Vll: On WWOZ

                             WWOZ On the Good Foot   After 18 years on-air doing a Friday evening jazz slot on DC’s bastion of community radio, WPFW, one of my first priorities upon landing in New Orleans last October was a prospecting visit … Continue reading

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Are artists really interested in audience development?

The Most Critical Issue in Jazz: Audience Development Pt. 1   Consider this part of an ongoing series on the critical subject of audience development.  Most would agree that we have a wealth of competent-to-exceptional-to-Master level jazz artists.  Jazz education … Continue reading

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New Orleans Diary VI: The Next 50 Years

All For One: Harold Battiste   Dillard University has embarked upon an ambitious initiative to develop the Institute of Jazz Culture on one of New Orleans’ three HBCU campuses.  Under the direction of trumpeter-educator Edward Anderson one of the first … Continue reading

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New Orleans Diary V

Recent articles and reports in the daily New Orleans Times Picayune newspaper have detailed ongoing home demolition efforts in various still-devastated parts of the city.  Yes, now 29 months after the calamity of Hurricane Katrina, the subsequent collapse of the federal … Continue reading

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