Wordless Wednesday: Afterglow Played by Marian McPartland(1918-2013)

  RIP Marian McPartland Twilight World: Remembering Marian McPartland’s Songs

Wordless Wednesday: Mulgrew Miller(1955-2013)Jazz Pianist

Mulgrew Miller, Dynamic Jazz Pianist, Dies at 57

X is for Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival, A to Z Challenge 2013

  X is for the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival. Started by some jazz lovers in Rochester, John Nugent and Marc Iacona in 2002, Xerox became the title sponsor in 2009. Our first visit, Stratoz went to vespers at Christ Church, one of the venues, and after asked if he could photograph the Tiffany mosaic. […]

M is for Montgomery County Community College Lively Arts, A to Z Challenge 2013

Source: india.blogs.nytimes.com via Margaret on Pinterest   M is for Montgomery County Community College and the Lively Arts Program, Blue Bell, PA.    For more than 25 years, MCCC has brought dance, jazz, and classical music, and theater to Montgomery County.  It is a place of creative expression, and creative energy. On April 13, 2013, […]

Wordless Wednesday: Jimmy Greene’s Song Ana Grace for His Daughter

Jimmy Greene, Jazz Saxophonist, Named Song After His Daughter Ana Grace, Killed in Newtown Massacre More Wordless.

Wordless Wednesday: RIP Dave Brubeck(1920-2012): In Your Own Sweet Way

Dave Brubeck at the Pytheas Center for Contemporary Music.

Studio Listening on Saturday: Dorothy Ashby’s Hip Harp and In a Minor Groove

Curt’s Jazz Cafe blog has a wonderful Unsung Women of Jazz series, and on Curt’s recommendation I checked out Dorothy Ashby, and have been listening to Hip Harp and In a Minor Groove in the studio.  Every time I listen, I catch a few bars where I’m not sure what instrument she’s playing, and then I remember […]

Rumi Sumaq: Jewelry Made of Beautiful Stones, Knots, Color, and Jazz (Esperanza Spalding is a Fan)

Coco Paniora Salinas: Rumi Sumaq

I was introduced to the macrame and silver jewelry of Coco Paniora Salinas doing the Chase Show in August, 2012.  He and his wife Melanie Vento have a business called Rumi Sumaq(which means “beautiful stones” in Quechua).  Coco begins with a stone or fossil or shell from his native land of Peru that inspires him […]

Going North: Of Canada Day and Rochester, NY, Jazz, Poutine and Tim Horton’s

Milestone Glass, Rochester, NY. Photo by Wayne Stratz.

Source: web.stagram.com via Margaret on Pinterest   For Canada Day, and I am reflecting on my circuitous route from Edmonton, AB to Lansdale, PA and my vacation to Rochester for the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival.  2012 was the 4th year Stratoz and I have made the journey north for the festival, as we both […]

Reflections on the A to Z Challenge 2012: Almost the A, B, and C of It

A to Z Challenge Badge 2012

Artwork by Ada Z from Collagepodge.com I often wake up to a jazz standard in my head, and today it’s Teach Me Tonight, particularly, Dinah Washington’s version, with the lyric: Starting with the ABC of it Right down to the XYZ of it Help me solve the mystery of it Go on, teach me tonight The […]

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