Hey Nancey !
Thanks so very, very much for being a friend, for stoppin' by and for your very kind and gracious compliment ! :)
Very nice to meet you !
Have a fabulous day
Until Next Time...
Bonjour Nancee !
Thank you for your last message to me ! I am doing great ! Like you maybe know, here in Montreal, it is pretty cold during winter . . . but because we have Latin Blood, we are very warm peoples, so don't be worry for me !!! lol
I have always dream to live in the south of USA ...I have lived in California when I was 22 .....a long time ago !! hehe .......Maybe I will realise my dream one day ...
Thanks you too for adding me and to be my friend ! I would be please to know more about you ...
All my blessings to you !!! Have a very nice and sunny Day !
Hi Nancey, It is my pleasure to have such a lovely friend. I see that you're from my neck of the woods as I used to live in Columbia, SC. Would love to share some cajun jazz with you on the beach doll:) Hope you'll checkout my simultaneous bass & drums videos.
Hi Nancey. I could use your help. Port Folio Weekly ...a local weekly publication that is greatly supportive of the arts and creative music in general...has nominated my latest CD "It's Telling...A Drummer's Perspective" for record of the year. I'm also nominated for jazz artist of the year and radio DJ of the year. "It's Telling" is the ONLY jazz release included in the nominations so it comes down to...in many cases...art vs popularity. Kind of like Herbie Hancock's recent win with the Grammy awards...the only jazz recording in that category.
It would take just a couple minutes of your time. You can vote by going to www.portfolioweekly.com and then clicking on to the Vote 2008 Port Folio Music Awards picture towards the bottom right of the page. You'll have to register by typing in your name. Your address isn't necessary but you'll have to create a user name and pass word. Then you can log in to see the categories. No one will see your info but them. You'll have to check all categories for it to go through. Who knows, with your vote "It's Telling" might win! Thanks much for your vote.
Thanks Nancey for your kind words. We played Emory now...several years ago. Probably back near 1999...if I can remember. They have a very nice music program there. I love playing the Atlanta area. Keep in touch and perhaps we'll cross paths one day.
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!!
The great composer and bandleader was distraught over the 1967 death of Billy Strayhorn, his songwriting and arranging partner of 28 years. But Ellington took Strayhorn's passing as an impetus, born of necessity, to increase his own productivity. Here are five examples.
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