Back in February of this year he was in a tragic car accident and broke his neck. He has been fighting through his healing with all that he is. I wanted to share this news with all of you in that, if you felt so inclined to donate whatever you can to his life right now it would keep his spirits up and his spirit strong to keep the faith that the healing is in place. Even if you gave one dollar with all of us here, we could give him a little peace and less possible worry as he progresses. Go to paypal.com and use email address email@example.com or use his mailing address of:
P.O. Box 1808
Milwaukee, WI 53201-1808
To send an email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Having to be present in thoughts for a healing, one doesn't need financial woes on top of it. If you can help, it would help a life of a very dear friend to The Jazz Network.
I picked a video that touches my heart regarding Chazz and his level of faith for a strong comeback. We are all routing for you Chazz. Stay lifted!!
The Jazz Network is exactly what the title suggests, a place where you get to mix and mingle with those who have not only an appreciation for Jazz but a forum to hear new up and coming artists as well. I've hooked up with so many of my old friends that I've lost contact with over the years here and it's been a great place to meet folk, appreciate good music and Musicianship. What an incredible idea!!
Pianist and singer Barbara Carroll was host Marian McPartland's second guest during the first season of Piano Jazz. Thirty years later, Carroll makes a return appearance to reminisce with her friend about their experiences at the Hickory House and the Oak Room. Carroll gives a charming performance of "Very Early" and McPartland improvises a musical portrait of her guest.
The great composer and bandleader was distraught over the 1967 death of Billy Strayhorn, his songwriting and arranging partner of 28 years. But Ellington took Strayhorn's passing as an impetus, born of necessity, to increase his own productivity. Here are five examples.
At the Village Vanguard, one flight down from the hubbub of New York City, in a tight space packed with people, we're about to embark on a musical odyssey by sea. Our captain is saxophonist Chris Potter, who's launching his Odyssey-inspired album The Sirens.
Divine: The Jazz Albums, 1954-1958 packs four CDs with Vaughan's music, recorded live or in the studio with bands big and small. Two live albums from Chicago nightclubs are standouts, partly when a performance threatens to slide off the rails.