Please do. It seems that the majority of local great jazz musicians never get the opportunity to play in the atlanta jazz festival. Especially in atlanta. It seems that the same people are always doing the festival. Who do we call, where do we send our epk's? OR BETTER YET, lets just organize our own. I think this would work. Anybody out there give me holla, lets do our own. The "Jazz Network Festival".
that sounds great!!! Lets plan it. I am free possibly this monday, april 7th or the 14. In fact lets look at the 14th. I will send a bulletin out for this to all my jazz networking friends. What do you think?
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!!
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