Saturday, April 21, 2007
Jazz Appreciation Month
I got music news from an unexpected source, one of my political action e-lists (Care2.com). As part of Jazz Appreciation Month, Ken Kimery of the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra will guest host on Care2's Smithsonian Jazz Discussion Board on April 24, 1-3 ET. Two of my colleagues, Randy Salman and Lennie Foy, are members of this fine jazz ensemble, which is led by Indiana University's David Baker. You can join the board now and start posting questions, some of which Ken will answer on the 24th. I'll guess that this discussion will be mostly for nonprofessionals, which is excellent. Bravo to an action group that cares about the arts as well as "sexier" political issues.