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, […]

Litchfield Jazz Camp in Kent, Connecticutt

I was blown away by Litchfield Jazz Camp in Kent, CT.  The atmosphere was pure learning.  The young people were hungry and joyful.  My colleagues on the faculty were giving it every minute.  What a wonderful exchange.  Playing, teaching, learning, discovering, experiencing, cooperating, uncovering, swinging, playing the blues and believing in the power of our […]