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."

Let's be audacious, my friends!

Buster Williams


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At 6:58am on September 9, 2008, Al Winters said…
Hey Kirk,

Thanks for the add!! I just wanted to say, once again "you deliver the goods". Great vibe.....Big Ol' Shoes is a slam dunk!!
Chart it with a bullet. Let's keep in touch.


At 12:40am on September 9, 2008, Bobby Griffin Jr. said…
Hey Kirk long time man! When are you coming back to Fresno? You blessed us big time!
At 7:47am on September 6, 2008, Enrico Galetta said…
Hey Kirk thank you for add me. Man your music sound's awesome. I love Big Ol Shoes.
Have a good weekend.
At 6:03am on August 26, 2008, derrick schippers said…
Hi there Kirk, I see you and Jonathan will be coming to Cape Town soon. This is really great news. I am looking forward to watch your show again. Regards.
At 6:54pm on August 22, 2008, Ms Taylor P Collins said… are amazing..
At 9:29pm on August 18, 2008, Leon (Sealey2k) Sealey said…
Hello Kirk, I was hoping you'd pick up on this site. Check out my shots of you at The Capital Jazz Fest, The Norwalk Jazz Fest and the recording of The Gospel According To Jazz, Part III. Please say hello to Uncle Peanuts for me.
At 2:08pm on August 13, 2008, Noelle said…
Blessings Mr. Whalum!:) I was glad to finally meet you during that "BWB" tour a few years back & also when Marcus Miller's gig got rained out about 3years ago. You are one of my favorites & I've always dug your sound on those earlier Bob James cds.:) Stay cool & you are sooo important to this website because of the knowledge & positive energy that you share! Peace & enjoy doing "yo thang" up here!:)...Noelle:)

p.s. Please tell Mr. James I send respectful well wishes!:) Thanks!!:)
At 7:07pm on August 9, 2008, Letitia said…
Hi Kirk,
Welcome to the Network. I saw you years ago in Atlanta when you stopped your show and gave an awesome testimony in Club Eschilon (I think that was the name, LOL) about your life. It was very moving. I hope your show was great at the Long Beach Jazz Festival this weekend. Linda Morgan invited me to this network who works for that company. This is a great place to be.

At 4:21pm on August 9, 2008, Eric Alan said…
Hi Kirk,

How are you and the family? Just doing my radio show in Cape Town right now so I thought I'd say howzit. My dear 82 year old mom still talks about the Gospel Concert on last years North Sea Jazz Cruise. Will write you soon. Regards to the family.

Eric Alan
At 1:35pm on August 6, 2008, Petra Caramela said…
Welcome to TJN, Kirk! What a beautiful music on your it. Thanx. Happy jazzneworking! P
At 7:52am on August 6, 2008, Simply J.P. said…
Hi Kirk

So happy to see many fellow Memphian's on the site, George Caldwell, Dr. Bill Hurd, including myself, I'm quite there are some others. I started the James Austin Musicians Assistant Program and want to personally thank you for showing interest in the organization. I admire your warmth and spirituality.

Simply J.P.
At 5:12am on August 6, 2008, Linley Hamilton said…
Hi Kirk, I am a huge fan of your work. I have a Jazz radio show on BBC in Britain and would love to do an interview some time to promote you in the UK. If that suits, please get in touch. I am leaving a link to the show so you can check its suitability. Walter Becker and Jim Beard have been guests in the last few weeks. Many thanks, Linley
At 9:51pm on August 5, 2008, billy hall said…
I read said you love our lord jesus..that told the whole story welcome..welcome...welcome...we are glad you are here...
At 8:49pm on August 5, 2008, Evette Dorham said…
Hi and welcome Kirk,

It's exciting to see you here on TJN landscape! We met on the North Sea Cruise '07, (I mentioned and my sister and niece(who plays violin) met you at Centennial Park with the family. I posted some of my most favorite photos to my page of your performance on the cruise & at the AHOY Center, Rotterdam!

Best, Evette Dorham
At 7:10pm on August 5, 2008, Chele Cobham said…
Welcome to TJN... I hope you'll find everything you're looking for right here. Lots of great music and much networking.

Chele Cobham... (Wayne's wife)
At 6:15pm on August 5, 2008, Wayne Cobham said…
Wazzzzzzzzup Kirk? How's things? Billys Brother here!

BE Blessed

At 6:03pm on August 5, 2008, exe*Cute* said…
Hey Kirk ...
Welcome to our Family here at TJN ~ Hope You will have a Lot of Fun with us --- as we have Great Talent, and Sounds at this very Special 24/7- J@zzClub !!
... it is really nice to have You to join us ! ~ Your Life-Long Fan

You surely will be a Real Asset here !!

Would be a Great Honour to be Your Friend ...

Also would be a real Pleasure to Invite You to Join, and share our Luv of J@zz ~ with the Great Sounds at The J@zz Network Listening Room here --->
Happy Listening;
And if You wish --- would really be nice, if you could come and see us at our new Chat-Room here --->
Happy Chatting !!
At 5:55pm on August 5, 2008, Noelle said…
Sooo, happy "you" are here Mr. Whalum!:) I was soo glad to finally meet you when Marcus Miller got rained out in a few years back & I have always admired your sound since the days of listening to various cds by Bob James! If you see Mr. James around , please give him my best! Much respect & this is a cool blessed site! Ms Jackson is amazing! Peace...N:) p.s.I was happy to see Barbara Weathers that day too!:)
At 2:09pm on August 5, 2008, Dr. Moira said…
By the way my father lives in Jackson Tenn and is a musician too Organist and Pianist and has a Orchestra he conducts. You will have to check them out some time. They are always performing in Memphis.
At 2:06pm on August 5, 2008, Dr. Moira said…
Hi there welcome to TNJ you are genius and I am a huge fan.....If you in town let me know and I am there. Check out Jazzmatic when you have a chance...They are off the hook funky radical Jazz Fusion....come on out to my Silent Auction too if your in town. Check out the events section here. Take care
Dr. Moira

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