How can I send you a private message? I would like to check with my two friends on the coast who have VERY impressive, versatile projects. Their work as musician, arranger/composer, etc. for the movies (including "The Passion of Christ"), orchestral works for the Symphony, etc. would make, I would think, fascinating listening for your show.
I've played with some 'awesome' musicians (as a supplement to my 35 years of teaching). I've concentrated on wedding fare, etc. to help get three daughters through college. I now play more solo venues (art openings, auction fund raisers, etc.) rather than trio or quintet gigs.
In the meantime, I shall check with my friends on your coast to see if they'd be willing to do an interview with you. I prefer to give you details in a private message.
Thank you for welcoming me to The Jazz Network.
I'm all the way across the fruited plain in Hopewell Junction, NY. You're in the land where two of my former drummers are flourishing.
One is a percussionist on many, many motion picture soundtracks. The other, in addition to working as a composer, is an orchestrator for many, many motion picture scores. Both are superb jazz drummers.
I wish you infinite success in your show. Can we in the northeast find it on-line?
All the best,
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."