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THE OKAY-NESS OF TAKING CHANCES

´I feel that music has taught me self-acceptance, kindness, and the “okay-ness” of taking chances and making mistakes,
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GUY CLARK: craftsman of character

Guy struck me as a hard task master not given to lightly suffering fools, though he seemed demanding, too, even in self- appraisal.
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MUSIC HONOURS ITS OWN. a tribute to Denice Johnson

Denice Johnson helped popularize the Manchester-inspired ´Madchester´ sound.
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A NIGHT RIDER´S LAMENT FOR OLD FRIEND

Lennie was not a real extroverted kind of person. Most of his expression was through playing. But he could play pretty damn good.
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LONG NIGHTS AND BANJO MUSIC

these the strings tightly re-tuned between father and son providers of rhythm and harmony
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BILLIE´S BLUES ECHOING STILL

´a song as potently stirring and timelessly resonant as Strange Fruit´ should have been performed often and without hesitation, as that’s exactly what Holiday did throughout her unduly short yet greatly impactful career.
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CRAWL INTO THE PROMISED LAND

women need to live their lives out loud, just to balance millennia of men living their lives out loud.
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JAZZ PLAQUES PLACED

I needed to drive for Miles, or catch a Coltrane, to cross the border into jazzland.
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FUTURISTIC FESTIVALS OF JAZZ

´not only has the pandemic challenged us and our fellow clubs to accelerate and refine our streaming concert programs, to the benefit of our fans, but the circumstances have also enabled us to program a stunning scope and diversity of artists that otherwise be nearly impossible to hear in one evening.´