jeudi, août 17, 2006


The cover of Greg Osby's 1993 album
3-D lifestyles
on which "Raise", a song
that appealed to my kid sensibilities,

Here's the deal. I am starting a listening group/salon. The aim is to cultivate a friendly community of open-minded young Jazz fans. "52" is the name and bi-monthly Jazz outings with the option for tea/coffee/other beverages afterwards is the game plan. Each month there will be an outing to a set at one of the lower cost venues in New York City (sometimes live Jazz can be cost prohibitive) and an outing to a higher end venue in New York City.

The inaugural event will be the first day of the Charlie Parker Jazz Festival. It's FREE, so no excuses.

Chico Hamilton, George Coleman, Sonny Fortune Quartet & Greg Osby
Saturday, August 26, 2006
From 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Marcus Garvey Park

The more the merrier. We will meet at 2pm at Marcus Garvey Park (Directions below). Get at me if interested so you'll know how to find us.
Directions : Located just south of the 125th Street shopping corridor along the axis of Fifth Avenue in Central Harlem, Marcus Garvey Park is easily accessible by public transportation. Take the 7th Avenue Express number 2 or 3 trains; the Lexington Avenue number 4, 5 or 6 trains; or Metro North to 125th Street. The M1 bus passes along the park and the M7, M60, M98, M100, M101, M102 and Bx15 buses all stop just a short walk away.