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Re: “A New Bird at Birdland

I am a jazz musican. I ve known dayna for a number of years and have learned a lot from him via stanford jazz. Im also an indie guy that supports all things grass roots and good. I have been to jazz venues all over the world and as of right now Birdland is my favorite place right after irvin mayfields and snug harbor in new orleans because of the coziness, friendliness, and the ACOUSTICS UP IN THERE! HaHa. When im on the sidewalk talking to the musicians and eating bar b q thats what i call( how its done son!) Growing up in louisiana and loving jazz music im always saddened by the formal state of affairs when in reality jazz started in backyards and brothels( Jelly Roll Morton, Storyville New Orleans.) It always has been a union of two different worlds. Yin and Yang. Im happy to see it start coming full circle and Kudos to Mike for his sacrafices that far outweigh my own to support the one few truly american artforms that has a transforming power, and power to build community that I am finally seeing first hand.

Posted by Jgray on 07/13/2011 at 12:09 AM

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