Monthly Archives: October 2008

African Rhythms: The Autobiography of Randy Weston 1

THE ADVENTURES OF RANDY WESTON For the last several years I’ve been thoroughly immersed in the deep, broad and multi-faceted challenge of working with pianist-composer Randy Weston on his autobiography.  I’m very happy to say that our book, African Rhythms: … Continue reading

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Artist’s P.O.V.: The Return of Sumi Tonooka

What’s Up with Sumi Tonooka? Pianist-composer Sumi Tonooka, a native of Philadelphia, has always been a very thoughtful artist with an exceptional touch at the keyboard and an uncommon cultural sensitivity based in equal parts on her diverse background and growing up in … Continue reading

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NOLA DIARY: Saved from Gustav by the Detroit Jazz Fest

TIME TO SPLIT… Well good people, the Jenkins Family sojourn — more like a furlough to be sure — to New Orleans has concluded and we are back home in the DC area.  In September Suzan Jenkins’ tenure as the … Continue reading

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