Category Archives: The Presenter’s P.O.V.

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

Posted in General Discussion, The Presenter's P.O.V. | 1 Comment

A Home for Creative Music in DC

Several years ago a group of intrepid music lovers in our nation’s capital, armed with expansive tastes that included healthy ears for improvised original music on the edgier side, developed a collective they dubbed Transparent Productions.  Two of the principles in … Continue reading

Posted in The Presenter's P.O.V. | 1 Comment

Panama Jazz Festival ’08

Traveling to Panama in late January is pleasant duty, even if doing so from the Crescent City where the weather has been quite inviting for we northeastern transplants.  Arriving there for the 5th annual Panama Jazz Festival along with students from … Continue reading

Posted in The Presenter's P.O.V. | 1 Comment

Presenter’s POV: IAJE ’08

IAJE Invades Lovely Toronto   Toronto, a place I’ve enjoyed visiting since my childhood in Ohio, is a  wonderful city with a truly diverse and hospitable populace and a vigorous arts & culture scene.  And Canada is home to a … Continue reading

Posted in The Presenter's P.O.V. | 705 Comments

Think you’re ready to play a festival? Part 1

My experience as artistic director of two jazz festivals — the 29-year old Tri-C JazzFest Cleveland and the emerging, 7-year old BeanTown Jazz Festival, produced in Boston by Berklee College of Music, tends to load my snail and email boxes with … Continue reading

Posted in The Presenter's P.O.V. | Leave a comment