• the state of jazz

    March 21, 2012

    One of the perks of running an all ages jazz club is being privy to the growth and development of creative musicians ā€“ the journeymen, as well as the young up-and-coming lions. It takes years of hard work to achieve any type of success, and playing jazz music is no exception. The musicians of today… [ read more ]

  • a dash of death

    March 16, 2012

    The pot is always stirring, but I wonder if any of you feel like I do, that things are beginning to spin out of hand. What is fueling all the aggression and intense competitiveness that is seeping through the cracks in our so-called culture? Iā€™m talking about more than the random shootings, the senseless mean-spirited… [ read more ]

  • the thumb

    March 6, 2012

    Today happens to be the birthday of one of my favorite musicians, Indiana born and bred jazz guitarist Wes Montgomery. He developed his own unique style ā€“ a way of thumbing notes out of his guitar, making use of full-handed harmonic octaves and block chords to create a fat thick sound that became his signature… [ read more ]