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Those music-lovers whose BDJF experience ended the night of 6/7 rather than the next night's shows from Jerry Bergonzi or Eddie Palmieri nevertheless proved the truth of what Shakespeare said: "All's well that ends well..." And anyone who didn't get to see and hear any of their personal favorites in 2014, it's not too early to think ahead to Discover Jazz 2015!
Jazz is a creative explosion of individual freedom and communication.
I was first exposed to jazz when I was a kid. My father had a music store.
The best live performance I ever attended was Kenny Garrett in Harlem, New York.
The first jazz record I bought was Saxophone Colossus by Sonny Rollins.
My advice to new listeners is keep listening!