April’s issue of Jersey Jazz is out - do you have your copy?
- Wasn’t the 47th Annual Pee Wee Stomp just fantastic? Four great bands, each with their own contribution to jazz, and a dance floor filled with enthusiastic dancers dressed to impress and cutting a rug for the joy of all. If you sadly missed this event, read all about it in our cover story - and make a note in your calendar to attend in March next year!
- April is Jazz Appreciation Month, as decreed by the Smithsonian Institute - check your copy of Jersey Jazz for multiple listings of events you might want to attend in and around New Jersey, and don’t forget Philadelphia’s Fifth Annual Center City Jazz Festival.
- Multi-talented artist Su Terry is Schaen Fox’s interviewee this month. As a musician from a very young age, she became interested in jazz at around 12 years of age. She studied saxophone and piano, and went on to study with Jackie McLean at the Hartt School in the University of Hartford. One of her great inspirations was Phil Woods - and after he retired, she took over from him, writing the lead column in the biannual newsletter The Note, which gives much insight about all things jazz. She’s also written many instructional books on jazz, performs often in Ecuador, enjoys martial arts … your copy has the complete transcript of this great interview. Also, be on the lookout for Su Terry’s new solo CD, Pink Slimy Worm.
- New Jersey’s Freddie Hendrix and his band successfully debuted his new CD Jersey Cat at the Jazz Standard - if you missed that event, be sure to grab a copy of the CD.
- Danish fiddler Svend Asmussen turned 100 years old in February, and there’s a great story connected to the making and release of his The Incomparable Fiddler Svend Asmussen 100 Years, a five CD box set, including a DVD.
- Are you making plans for summer? Have you ever considered taking a jazz cruise? There are many to choose from, detailed in your copy - happy planning!
- Spread the word! You receive your copy of Jersey Jazz because you’re a member - encourage your friends and family to join so they don’t miss out and get to support this thriving jazz community too.
In addition to many interesting pieces in this month’s issue, there are ads for dozens of opportunities to enjoy live jazz in New Jersey and its surrounds. To receive your copy of the Jersey Jazz Journal, become a member by clicking on the Membership tab above!