Carol Abbe Smith
My Jazz Story
Published on: 2019-01-11
I love jazz because it makes me smile and feel good.
I was first exposed to jazz by my mom who was a stride player and my day had big band music from the '30s and '40s.
I met Donald Fagen in college and he taught me blues chords.
The best show I ever attended was hearing Charles Mingus live at the Five Spot when I was 14.
The first jazz record I bought was Mingus Ah Um.
.Jazz has been a big part of my life and has given me more then I give back to the music but I will keep trying to because I
have no choice.