American Bi-National Center

Last night was an amazing experience.  We performed for students, diplomats and friends of the American Bi-National Center in Recife.  This is a place that teaches classes in English.  Of course, we saw it as the perfect opportunity to invite the Maracatou kids from Corpos Percussivos.  We were so knocked out to perform two songs […]

Recife Conservatory

On Tuesday, we spent the day at the Recife Conservatory which has been teaching music to generations of Brazilians for many years.  As a matter of fact, many of the current teachers were once students at the conservatory which makes the place more then a school.  It is a family.  We felt right at home. […]

The Jazz Drama Program In Mississippi

The trip to Mississippi was amazing.  The photo above captures the sheer joy we felt at the culmination of the workshop performance of Nora’s Ark, the jazz musical by Clifford Carlson and me.  Judi Holifield, Director of Whole Schools Initiative, sponsored by the Mississippi Arts Commission, brought me down to University of Mississippi at Oxford, […]