Attending the Folk Music Ontario Conference in Canada has become a once a year tradition for me.How can one resist a 4 day conference where some of the best musicians, songwriters and industry supporting people on the planet gather all in one place to play music until the sun comes up each day? This year's gathering was in Toronto and had the added excitement of being the last weekend before the country's national election for a new Prime Minister (PM). With folk music havin
A Ferndale and Detroit native and yes " a good bassist determines the direction of any band!" In addition to all his music career accolades Carter is a Distinguished Professor Emeritus of the Music Department of The City College of New York, having taught there for twenty years, and received an honorary Doctorate from the Berklee College of Music, in Spring 2005. He joined the faculty of the Juilliard School in New York City in 2008, teaching bass in the school's Jazz S
How lucky am I to see this band??? Super lucky! Got to check out the electrifying Stretch Music of Christian Scott. They move around, jump and just go nuts- gotta be quick with the lens to capture the essence of these amazing talents!
What true joy to hear this man play! Monty Alexander, born D-Day (June 6, 1944) in Kingston (Jamaica), has performed and recorded with artists from every corner of the musical universe: Frank Sinatra, Ray Brown, Dizzy Gillespie, Sonny Rollins, Clark Terry, Quincy Jones, Barbara Hendricks, Kevin Spacey, Tony Bennett, Sly and Robbie, Shaggy, among many others. Alexander’s family moved to Miami (FL) in 1961. While playing in Las Vegas with Art Mooney’s orchestra in 1962, he cau
Hey! So good to be back. I had a major eye infection from some nasty bacteria I picked up at Detroit Jazz Festival - it was a heat wave and lets just say as a photographer you touch your eyes all day - so who knows what the hell it was, but it hit my eyes hard. After 40 days of wearing glasses I am finally back to normal. Sight is a blessing- thank you! BUT in my time of being disabled, my other senses kicked some major ass. Here's a shot from the Bellfuries show in Ferndale.