I came up in New Your City and Miami Florida back in the early 70's, my dear friend and mentor was Ira Sullivan who spent much of his time cultivating the Jazz and the love for Jazz in a whole lot of us knuckleheads back in the day. I was also lucky enough to be exposed to Jazz through my brother Tony Bertolotti since birth. Tony played his ass of with everybody in New York City.
I studied bass in Florida, played Sax ever since I was a pup, and took up drums at the tender age of 50...lol... Its commin along. :) Spent more years on the road then Ill admit to, and I now live in California on a sailboat where I'm playing what I want, and when I want to play it. Now that's a blessing. Freedom at last! Love in Christ Jeff Bertolotti
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Bass, Drums, Saxophone
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HI JEFF, I VISITED YOUR WEB PAGE GODNJAZZ.VERY NICE.EVERYBODY NEEDS A FAITH.I LOVE THE GOOD MESSAGE FROM HOLLYBIBLE AND JAZZ. LIKE KIRK WHALUM.AND OTHERS.DAVE PANICO, A SAX PLAYER.WELL, JEFF, I INTRODUCE TWO HOURS WEEK IN BRAZILIAN FM STATION.IN BRAZIL IS NOT LIKE USA JAZZ FM STATIONS...24 HOURS SWING SOUNDS...NO, IN BRAZIL ONLY WEEKLY JAZZ RADIO SHOW. THE MOST OF TIMES I ASK SOME CD-PROMOTE-THE MOST OF MY LISTENERS LIKES THE AMERICAN JAZZ...SMOOTH,FUSION,BOP,ETC.IF YOU WANT SEE YOUR MUSIC IN BRAZILIANS JAZZ WAVES,PLEASE SAY SOMETHING.I CAN GIVE MORE DETAILS.REGARDS.EDSON firstname.lastname@example.org
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."