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!
Learning Jazz gave me a masters degree in music. Jazz is American Classical Music, came
out of a need to be heard, to be understood, a voice when black America did not have one.
This is why the music is more than just an art form, it was created from blood, guts and heart
of those who suffered in this world. Its not to be taken lightly. If you do take it lightly it will
never sound right. Thank you to all the courageous musicians who made the world hear
them, their innovation came out of their experiences of the time that they lived. A treasure to
the world. American Classical Music. Imitate, Assimilate, Innovate a quote by Clark Terry.