Grand Opening Day: October 18 and Beyond
Making three events happen simultaneously in three separate types of performance facilities, 'live' before a national audience...and it went off without a hitch. Perhaps we had a little help. Duke was looking down smiling. Satchmo was, as always, smiling. Bird was smiling. Trane was smiling. Dizzy was smiling. October 18, 2004, was a great day for jazz.