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The Hi-De-Ho Man: Cab Calloway (1907-94)

When my kids were little (and I was able to hook them into jazz), we spent our mornings watching Cab Calloway videos on YouTube. Vivacious, mesmerizing, enigmatic — this cat, with his definitive style and swagger, was on fire! 49 more words


Billie Holiday (1915-59)

“If you copy, it means you’re working without any real feeling. No two people on earth are alike and it’s got to be that way in music or it isn’t music.”- Billie Holiday


two takes on charlie

While Jazz Appreciation Month is over, I have found myself continuing to marry my passion of jazz with my new found love of sketching and painting! 156 more words


Night and Day...you are the one.

Still working on my jazz blind sketch paints. Here is Cole Porter and “Night and Day.”

Night and day, you are the one
Only you ‘neath the moon or under the sun… 28 more words


Dear (White) Liberal San Franciscan,

I regret to inform, you missed it: The final day of celebration for the St. John Coltrane African Orthodox Church on Fillmore Street was Sunday. Aside from its usual meditation on “A Love Supreme” and a service to deliver the wisdom in its creator’s words, there was even a bit of time that day reserved to remember Prince, a kindred spirit and sound messenger of love who transitioned last Thursday. 134 more words

Arts And Culture

Three Places to celebrate International Jazz Day in Lagos this year!

Hey guys,

How are you all doing?

So it’s International Jazz Day in a couple of days and Nigeria is not even about to carry last on this. 310 more words