Hoagy Carmichael’s Piano

Here is just a little anecdote that I’d love to tell – it exemplifies the trials of a conflicting worlds and values of the artist career. Just last week, I played the piano at the Columbia Club in Indianapolis for their Friday Happy Hour. The Columbia Club...

On The Road Again

A recent study on the income streams of musicians by the Future of Music Coalition reveals a variety of interesting facts, i.e. the differences in income streams between musical genres and of course the recent changes due to the downturn in the recording industry....

International Jazz Day

Mainly due to the advocacy of John Hasse, Curator of American Music at the Smithsonian Institute, April has been declared Jazz Appreciation Month in 2002 (JAM). The mission is to stimulate the current jazz scene and encourage people of all ages to participate in jazz...

Jazz Heroes

Thanks to the nomination by B’town Jazz I have just been named a Jazz Hero for the town of Bloomington by the Jazz Journalist Association (JJA). The award honors advocates, altruists, activists, aiders and abettors of jazz who have had significant impact in...