My Jazz Story
I love jazz because... it's smart and timeless.
I was first exposed to jazz...at the Hartt School of Music in Hartford, CT when I was a kid. I
heard the older students playing jazz and I was impressed forever.
I met [musician name]...lots of great musicians - but Steve Swallow stands out in my
memory because I was such a novice and he was such a jazz giant - and yet he was so very
kind to me.
The best show I ever attended was...That's an unanswerable question! Way too many great
The first jazz record I bought was...a 78rpm, red translucent, Gerry Mulligan record
because it was so cool looking. And Ella Fitzgerald singing Gershwin tunes - for the obvious reason - she's every singer's heroine!
My advice to new listeners...just enjoy!
Or whatever else you have in mind.