Jazz for justice

September 30, 2012

New York—It’s in the air, an edgy current that awakens the spirit. When did it start? Was it the Arab Spring? The Occupy Movement? What? Where?

May Day 2012 was a day of expectation. New York musicians marched, played music, fed the soul with protest and pride, marched on the jazz clubs. What do the musicians [=>]

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Musician solidarity

February 26, 2011

Detroit–At the Detroit Symphony Orchestra strike, Oct. 4, 2010, I dreamed I saw Clifford Odets alive; I heard the clarion call. In 1935 I was an eight-year-old innocent barely able to play “Chopsticks.” The older folks went gaga over a Group Theater production. I caught the bug. We were all “Waiting for Lefty.”

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