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LA’S NEW JAZZ BIG BAND DEBUTS AT THE BLUE WHALE

Igor Kogan’s LA Jazz Big Band’s live performance debut at The Blue Whale in Los Angeles. Continue reading LA’S NEW JAZZ BIG BAND DEBUTS AT THE BLUE WHALE

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Boogaloosa and Malarkey

BOOGALOOSA! By now, if you have visited my blog more than once, you know I love music, jazz in particular. Though I enjoy and support so many genres of music like pop, rock, country, blues, R&B, classical, Cajun, zydeco, gospel, hip hop, etc., jazz seems to fall further down on the scale of being high-profile. Even at the Grammy Awards, the jazz awards were not included in the prime time telecast, they were held in a separate hall, away from the high-profile nominees. That is disrespectful. The Americana Music movement is not helping either. Noticed that they aren’t recognizing JAZZ … Continue reading Boogaloosa and Malarkey

Wave the Flag, It Sounds Like New Jersey

June 14 is Flag Day.  Not many people remember it but when I go out I usually see a few homes that display the flag.  I also have a reminder when Flag Day comes around.  A good friend’s birthday is June 14 and she told me years ago  when she was a kid she thought people put the flag up because it was her birthday.  I thought that was a nice reason and cool thought to have if your birthday is June 14.  So Happy Birthday to all celebrating today. Let’s raise the flag and celebrate with “Old Glory.”  Sounds like … Continue reading Wave the Flag, It Sounds Like New Jersey