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John says ...
Seeing Elvin Jones in his prime at the Jazz Fest and Jazz Showcase
06/04/2011 12:28:55 AM CDT
Corey says ...
I grew up in a small town in Louisiana. My grandfather played in a local jazz band introduced me to some of his music! He used to play his trumpet for me and I distinctly remember feeling the spirit of the music! He passed away when i was in high school and my grandmother told me shevwanted me to have his trumpet!! It changed my life!!My favorite live performance was Rebirth Brass Band at the Jazz Festival in New Orleans!! Let's just say the spirit of the music moved me once again!
06/03/2011 6:18:38 AM CDT
Katie H. says ...
Teaching my young piano student the blues scale, and then creating jazz with her... a basic 12 bar blues accompaniment for me, and an improvised melody from her.
06/04/2011 9:45:19 AM CDT
Viona999 says ...
Spyro Gyra in Destin, FL
06/07/2011 5:17:00 PM CDT
Laura says ...
Stan Getz, best tenor sax ever!! I remember back 58 years ago watching and listening to my Dad playing the clarinet and listening to all the jazz greats on the old 78rpm records. Ahh, to go back to those days when life was so much easier!!
06/08/2011 7:55:23 AM CDT
vivian guzman says ...
I went to my first jazz club when I was 15. My older cousin snuck me into the club. It was a local Miami jazz band, Joe Donato, and I was blown away. That was the start of long and faithful love affair with jazz. Although still rather young, I was on the lookout for every jazz band that came to town. I went on to see Chuck Mangione with Esther Satterfield and that is where I met "Papa" Mangione. An amazing evening!
06/08/2011 10:49:33 AM CDT
KathieW says ...
I had the pleasure of listening to a jazz trio at an outdoor winery dinner. Very nice dinner music!
05/25/2011 5:38:12 AM CDT
Sheila Nawrocki says ...
I grew up with a dad who was a huge jazz fan.I am so glad he shared his love of jazz with me!! Even though I complained at the time :). One of my fav memories was going to a Stan Getz with him in San Francisco. Great music!
05/25/2011 12:06:53 PM CDT
Andrew C says ...
"If you have to ask what jazz is, you'll never know" - Louis Armstrong. My favorite performance was McCoy Tyner at the One World Theatre in Austin, TX. Truly an incredible display of the art of the piano.
05/25/2011 12:49:38 PM CDT
Diane Feliciano says ...
Several years ago friends got us ticket to a performance of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis at the helm. There was some serious swinging that night, definitely an evening to remember.
05/25/2011 2:09:00 PM CDT
Michelle says ...
I would have to say my favorite live jazz performance would be The Rat Pack Live at the Sands!!!!!!!
05/25/2011 7:41:56 PM CDT
Bill Nelson says ...
I'm 75 y/o, so you can imagine what I was listening to during the 50's and 60's: "Brubeck Time", "Chet Baker Sings", "The Great JJ and K", and all those wonderful 10" LPs from Pacific Jazz and others. Of course, I bought some 10" disks from Folkways, too. That stuff is pretty hard to find on the air these days, but you can get a taste sometimes on some college radio stations likw WOUB and WNKU, and on independent volunteer radio WEVL out of Memphis. Happy Listening!
05/26/2011 12:29:05 AM CDT
Andrew C says ...
“If you have to ask what jazz is, you'll never know.” - Louis Armstrong. Favorite performance was McCoy Tyner at the One World Theatre in Austin, TX. Beautiful display of the art of the piano.
05/26/2011 8:45:52 AM CDT
Stuart Diamond says ...
One of my first Jazz albums which help turn me into a Jazz lover is Swiss Movement from the Les McCann Trio. It was recorded at the Montreaux Jazz festival in 1969 and features fantastic live versions of Compared to What and Cold Duck Time.
05/26/2011 8:56:02 AM CDT
MHer says ...
I recently saw Les Nubians at a jazz club. The music was refreshing and fun!
05/26/2011 10:05:17 AM CDT
Stephanie says ...
I love Jazz and would often attend Jazz events at Blue's Alley. My daughter's father is a Jazz man and I'm going to give him this CD as a gift. I see Nina Simone listed on this site...love her as well...named by daughter Nina after Nina Simone and the name fits her. Stephanie
05/26/2011 12:13:21 PM CDT
ReneeH says ...
I used to live on the North Side of Chicago and we loved going to Green Mill late on Friday nights to listen jam sessions. Amazing musicians!
05/26/2011 2:32:06 PM CDT
GL says ...
Preservation Hall. 1983. Sweet, sassy, soulful.
05/26/2011 4:18:32 PM CDT
Laura Bishop says ...
I had the great pleasure and honor of seeing Ray Charles live back in 2002 at a small performance in Sacramento, CA. I knew nothing about him at the time, (I was on a date) and by the end of the concert I was a huge fan! He had so much humor and energy on stage for such an old man! What a legend!
05/26/2011 5:14:57 PM CDT
lara says ...
smooth jazz concerts in the parks used to be held in sparks, nevada. very fun!
05/26/2011 5:42:02 PM CDT
Tanisha Champion-Benjamin says ...
To tell you the truth I have never expereienced a live jazz performance because I work 7 days a week. I love jazz music and listen to it on my commute into Oakland and also when drive into Napa on the weekends for work. I was raised by my grandparents and exposed to rock n roll, jazz, country , r abd B, classical, soft rock and just have fallen in love with JAZZ. I one day hope to be able to enjoy an outdoor jazz concert by some water.
05/26/2011 8:30:41 PM CDT
Anna says ...
I have seen some fantastic Jazz but seeing Jay Clayton perform live at Wentz Hall was life changing.
05/26/2011 9:00:55 PM CDT
Chanwey says ...
Have been to some summer jazz concert with various local artists and I love them!
05/27/2011 8:22:24 PM CDT
Sue says ...
Hector Martignon's Banda Grande at the Nuyorican Poets Café in NYC about a month ago. Awesome!
05/27/2011 11:25:16 PM CDT
nik says ...
My favorite live jazz performance was going to see my Dad perform onstage for the first time, singing his favorite Ella tunes...superfantastic night!
05/28/2011 11:03:55 AM CDT

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