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Article: Out and About: The Super Fans

Meet James Busby

Read "Meet James Busby" reviewed by Tessa Souter and Andrea Wolper


Our youngest Super Fan to date, and our first from the west coast, James Busby was weaned on the popular music of the '70s and '80s. His first jazz concert--Donald Brown at a local club in Knoxville, Tennesse for a $3 cover--was life-changing. He may not have discovered jazz until he was in college, but ever ...

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Article: Out and About: The Super Fans

Meet "Mr. Saturday Night" Joe France

Read "Meet "Mr. Saturday Night" Joe France" reviewed by Tessa Souter and Andrea Wolper


Dubbed “Mr. Saturday Night" by jazz bassist Peter Washington, because for years he was unfailingly at the Village Vanguard every Saturday night, 87-year-old Super Fan, Joe France, has seen--and hung out with--them all: Charlie Parker, John Coltrane, Ella Fitzgerald, Thelonious Monk, Miles Davis, Jackie McLean. Nowadays, you'll mostly run into him--on Saturday nights, of course!--at Smoke ...


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