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Support All About Jazz All About Jazz is looking for 1,000 backers to help fund our 2018 projects that directly support jazz. You can make this happen by purchasing ad space or by making a donation to our fund drive. In addition to completing every project (listed here), we'll also hide all Google ads and present exclusive content for a full year!

Chris Marsceill

My Jazz Story

I love jazz because it actually pays the rent (something many have told me is impossible). I was first exposed to jazz by my father (a B3 player) I met Eddie Bo and Max Roach. Was lucky enough to hang out with Eddie for a time. He taught me the true New Orleans Style Piano Left Hand. It cannot be notated. The best show I ever attended was Cassandra Wilson NOLA JazzFest in 1999, Count Basie Orchestra (my first jazz concert at age 13 with my Dad), so many Astral Project shows at Snug Harbor/Funky Butt, Cecil Taylor, Brubeck, so many more... the most FUN show would always end up being Kermit Ruffins with ReBirth Brass Band as a very close second (if not tied with Kermit). The first jazz record I bought was Cannonball & Coltrane (it has since been retitled Something Else). My advice to new listeners is always rediscover.

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