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. [...]
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, [...]
Jimmy Greene, Jazz Saxophonist, Named Song After His Daughter Ana Grace, Killed in Newtown Massacre More Wordless.
Dave Brubeck at the Pytheas Center for Contemporary Music.
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 [...]
Source: rumisumaq.com via Margaret on Pinterest 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) and I was happy to discover they will also being doing the [...]
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 [...]
Jazz musicians who play the Vibraphone are rightly sensitive about their instrument being called a Xylophone, since many people have never even heard of the Vibes, and even though I do know they are different, I didn’t realize that Lionel Hampton and Red Norvo each started on a Xylophone in the 1920′s. The Xylophone’s [...]
I have an uneasy relationship with Now. I am frequently absent. But when I’m in the studio, I’m in the Now. Stratoz created the graceful lines of this design while on a silent retreat, listening to jazz trumpeter Ingrid Jensen, then cut out the background pieces in his studio and handed them over [...]