July in Germany, Switzerland, and Austria

  One more week and we’ll leave on a jet plane for a month overseas.  It’s quite an adventurous trip and I sure hope to connect with many of my European friends while we’re there.  Here are the details:   1. We’ll arrive in Germany on July 7...

This Is How We Do It!

  Just a few more weeks and we’ll arrive in Graz/ Austria with 15 IU Students for a summer course entitled “Comparative Music Industry”. Our goal is to learn about the Music Industry in Europe and compare practices to the American industry. For two...

Have I Done My Homework?

Misconception, prejudice, ignorance, or just misunderstanding – what do you think? Here is the story: Grants are a wonderful way of making projects and ideas reality. They can come from governments or foundations and are usually awarded for proposals that best...

Cole Porter And All That Jazz

Cole Porter, born on June 9, 1891 in Peru, IN was one of the most prolific songwriters of the past century and many of his songs have become standard jazz repertoire. His unique gift of combining his witty lyrics with beautiful melodies and just the right amount of...

The Third Passenger

Two weeks ago I got to go back to Philadelphia on the invitation of Clay Corley, host of Spotlight on Jazz and Poetry, for a Kaleidoscope of Sound featuring a group of fantastic poets and musicians.  Clay had a very special request for me.  On the CD collaboration...