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Archive for February, 2013


JANUARY 2013: ACT TWO.

2013 NEA JAZZ MASTERS AWARDS PRESENTATION

while considered the most perstiguous awards in Jazz the NEA JAZZ MASTERS, now down to four, are complex and vexatious.  the 2013 presentation of the 2012 announced $25,000 awards are Mose Allison, Lou Donaldson, Eddie Palmieri, and –pause for reflection– Lorraine Gordon.  the awards were held at Jazz At Lincoln Center’s Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola on the 14th.

all the presenters are Jazz Masters in their own right.  even the entre acts are Jazz Masters.

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JANUARY 2013: BAD WEATHER; GOOD JAZZ. ACT ONE.

the usual, only better.  sounds like a commercial for a cable compmay, but it’s what this past month has been like for jazz, with reservations.

WINTER JAZZFEST 2013 

Greenwich Village, NYC, hosted the annual celebraton of the multi-fariousness that is jazz.  six venues all within walkng distance of each other. a good thing that geography as it was raw outside.  no fewer than 70 groups were showcased on the 11th & 12th each night wafting into the following morning.

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