Started out as a Jazz drummer and evolved into a composer and arranger. I saw Alan Dawson for the first time at a PAS convention in Anaheim, I and everyone else was amazed at his groove and complete command of the drums. It was a dream of mines to study with him, my dream came true four years later when I was Berklee College of Music I started lessons with him. It changed my life! Also gave me good exercise when depending on what bus I took to Lexington where he lived, a mile or a two mile walk from the bus stop to his home. It was like another mile when you have to brave a snowstorm but it was all worth it to study Alan. He was inspirational and a taskmaster, all the ingredients for a great teacher. Everytime I pick up the sticks I am tranplanted to his basement studio listening to him philosophize about life and drums.
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Dr. Bruce Eskovitz
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OMG...I apologize for not getting back with you ASAP, but I have been so busy touring and recording, then I got really sick and ended up in the hospital, but I am recovering beautifully and will be back full force next month.
So good to hear from you:))) I was in Europe this entire summer. I was in Italy and Sicily a lot. Spent most of my time in Sicily touring with a Sicilian Band and a great Smooth Jazz Saxophonist "Nat Minutoli". He is a member here in Jazz Works too. The band was incredible. We connected so well and the concerts were very sucessful. The people there embraced me with such love and support and loved me and my music:)))) I will be going back there next summer again:)))
How are you? What's been happening on your side. Write me...Ok. I am home this for now during the holidays. I am so sorry that I missed you in October....:( When will you be back? Let me know....
OK sweetie, take care and I look forward hearing back from you. I wish you a Happy Holiday with plenty aloha....eheheh!
Jaijai, what a wonderful mission you've undertaken to create such a place for artistic minds to meet and share their hearts. A place to renew faded determinations, and revive lessened momentums. A place to display our wares and reconfirm to one another that we actually are on the right track.
I commend you, Jaijai, for caring so much that you created this castle of the heart for all of us. I want to share my praise for all of the new friends as well as old friends that I've met and will meet here in our castle. Here we can garnish the where-with-all, the strength, the conviction, and the selflessness through our symbiosis, to share our gift to the world with an unbiased agenda.
My mentor, Daisaku Ikeda says of art: "A beautiful flower delights and refreshes the hearts of all people equally, no matter what soil it grows in. That is the power of beauty. The same is true of great art. It is this spirit that the German poet Heinrich Heine sang of when he wrote that once the peapod bursts open, the sugar peas inside are for everyone to enjoy."