A writer at heart.
I explore writing about jazz in an improvisational style that readers enjoy, while learning about jazz
and jazzmen and women.
Jazz is certainly a common denominator among nations and nationalities. One can always find a jazz
club and other jazz fans wherever one goes, feel right at home. It is America's gift to the world!
I am the author of A Jazzman's Tale, about bebop pianist and trumpeter Charles Freeman Lee, alumnus
of Wilberforce Collegians, as were Benny Carter, Ben Webster, Frank Foster and others. A Jazzman's Tale
is available on amazon.com , barnesandnoble.com and other online sources.
My Jazz Story
My advice to new listeners - Choose an instrument and listen to different jazzmen over the years. E.g. Piano - listen to Art Tatum, Duke Ellington, Oscar Peterson,
Bud Powell and Thelonious Monk. Feel and understand each jazzman's style, stance, then go to their compositions, live performances - a lot on youtube. If you are
moved by what you hear, you are a jazz fan! It's that simple.