An Evening of Jazz with Catherine Marie Charlton

Thank you’s for tonight’s advance ticket purchasers! A photo posted by Catherine Marie Charlton (@cmcriverdawn) on May 29, 2015 at 11:20am PDT Stratoz and I took a Friday night excursion to hear Catherine Marie Charlton‘s Maiden’s Voyage CD Celebration at the Kennett Friends Meetinghouse. We stopped at La Michoacana Ice Cream on the way, a shop founded […]

Studio Tunes: Philadelphia Eclectic Jazz with Fresh Cut Orchestra


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: 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)

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 […]

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