Blue "deah"...thanks for your cogent coments...truly appreciated! When (if?) the weather warms up...and spring finally steps into our dooryards....come to Maine sometime there are places to play and many , many jazz player to netweork and play with...here's a pic of mouthpiece maker extraordinaire lou Diorio from Providence Rhode Island...my best to you ...always b
Say Hey Blue!...nice page....and great works that you've done...you're ever "downeast" give a holler...there's always a mess'o jazz brewin' someplace up here...oops...heah deah. Keep workin' those chops pops...Love to cdmpare trumpet "notes" sometime...was that R# or Zb. Love to rework old horns and play vintage stuph...all my best to you, and all those in your life...always b
Blue ! Hello ! Ricky's gig was incredible !!! I'm sorry I didn't have time to tell you about it before but the end of the school year is just crazy here !
Students were so amazed at the perfomance! They loved it. Ricky is coming back on July 11th with the project of creating a Big Band with the students of our school !!!! No need to tell you how delighted I feel ! I wasn't sure how students would react towards the gig, & some came to me at the end to thank me for the wonderful time. Very moving moments for me...
I'll let you know about the next episode of "Ricky in Jeanne d'Arc" (name of our school)!
Have a great jazzy swinging day,
How are you? I'm still working on my project of having musicians playing live at my school. I have some contacts but have very important issues to complete before. I wanted to thank you for your great help. Merci beaucoup !
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."