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kristin says ...
I will never forget my grandfather listening to jazz on his very VERY old radio....weekend mornings. Love thinking of him sitting in his chair, relaxing, and LOVING the time listening to sweet morning jazz.
06/02/2011 9:12:27 AM CDT
mj clausen says ...
My favorite jazz memory is hearing Count Basie play live for his 80th birthday celebration. It was a perfect night for an outdoor concert.
06/02/2011 9:19:32 AM CDT
Meredith Pendleton says ...
My husband and I love to attend the Montreal Jazz Festival. Listening to music in the streets all over the city is a wonderful experience...if you've never been, I highly recommend it!
06/02/2011 9:24:37 AM CDT
JimD says ...
Saw Les McCann & Eddie Harris perform in an intimate venue on Franklin St. in Chapel Hill, NC in the early 70s. "Cold Duck Time" & other tunes from their album "Swiss Movement" were absolutely mesmerizing & transforming. Have enjoyed exploring different types of jazz for the 40 years since & still enjoy: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Ago8dP4fFA/ "Swiss Movement" is the only album or CD cover I've asked an artist to autograph ...
06/02/2011 9:25:28 AM CDT
Dena E. says ...
Bruce Hornsby, while not 100% Jazz, his roots are there and the jazz flavor is in almost every song, especially his piano.....ahhh could listen forever!! Saw him live at Paddy's on the beach in Rhode Island, wonderfully warm evening, waves crashing outside the door and he even took requests!!!!!! It was AWESOME! Best show I've ever been too!
06/02/2011 9:28:36 AM CDT
ann stock says ...
In the late 50's, many of my dates involved a boat trip across Lake Erie on the Canadiana to Crystal Beach in Canada, an amusement park with a huge dance hall, where I got to hear and dance to the top bands at that time. However my FAVORITE jazz experience was a performance by the Ramsey Lewis Trio under a huge tent and I was hooked on his smooth, cool style. I still enjoy his music many years later!
06/02/2011 9:36:27 AM CDT
Patty says ...
My favorite concert was Marian McPartland. What a talented musician and such a charming lady!
06/02/2011 9:36:51 AM CDT
joan hersh says ...
i saw ella fitzgerald at ravinia. i was in high school at the time, and i believe it was my first jazz concert
06/02/2011 9:36:58 AM CDT
Pam says ...
My Mother and Father were serious music enthusiasts...there was always music playing in our house. In the 60's we lived in Managua Nicaragua, and they frequented a jazz club owned by trombonist, Charlie Robb. Every time Mom and Dad would come through the door, Charlie would interrupt whatever he was playing and break into "Yesterday". I still smile whenever I hear that song!
06/02/2011 9:43:31 AM CDT
Carole says ...
I love Jazz music. Wonderful gift of music.
06/02/2011 9:44:42 AM CDT
Steve Leberstien says ...
I've seen many jazz greats over the years including Sonny Rollins, Wynton Marsalis, Spyro Gyra, Ella Fitzgerald, but the most recent was one that brought tears to my eyes; Peter Nero playing Rhapsody In Blue. He's the last remaining member of Paul Whiteman's band to play the original arrangement of this Gershwin American Jazz Classic!
06/02/2011 9:46:53 AM CDT
beachbum says ...
I attended a jazz festival back in Australia on the beach one time. It was so beautiful to watch the sunset and listen to jazz music.
06/02/2011 9:48:39 AM CDT
melissa galit says ...
I love relaxing to Jazz music!
06/02/2011 9:49:07 AM CDT
Lori says ...
I saw Bobby Sanabria at the Chicago Jazz Fest on Sept 9, 2010. He gave a mesmerizing history of the "clave" in latin jazz, punctuated by his own music. Two days later, the world changed.
06/02/2011 9:50:29 AM CDT
Jerri McInnis says ...
I have been a HUGE fan of Jazz since I was a little girl... It was a partt of the music slelection that my parents would play all the time with or without company over. I grew to love the smoothest of the sound & how it relaxes my body & mind.
06/02/2011 9:51:32 AM CDT
Sandi says ...
My musical tastes have wandered through the years, but time and time again, I keep coming back to Jazz! It hits all the moods and emotions like no other!
06/02/2011 10:06:56 AM CDT
Lorena Winkelman says ...
My favorite live jazz performance so far is my friend, Nate's jazz band called Cerebellum! They were fun, peppy, and took on some challenging pieces!
06/02/2011 10:11:42 AM CDT
Joe Kallinger says ...
I was at a live slim man concert at the village and he announced a special request to sing the song, "Dream come true". Then a guy came on stage and proposed to the love of his life and she accepted. It was amazing.
06/02/2011 10:13:58 AM CDT
Tito L. Rijo says ...
LAST NOVEMBER MY WIFE AND I WENT TO A FREE lATIN JAZZ CONCERT AT MIAMI-DADE COMMUNITY COLLEGE. THE FEATURE ARTIST WERE SAXOPHONIST ED CALLE AND FLUTIST GREAT DAVE VALENTINE. THE EVENNING WAS COOL, MY WIFE HAD A CUP OF HOT COCO AND I A GLASS OF RED WINE. THE RHYTHM OF THE MUSIC WAS HOT, WITNESSED BY THE DANCING AND SWAYING OF THOSE IN ATTENDANCE. THE AMBIANCE WAS JOYOUS AND WE FELT AS IF WE HAD INVITED HUNDREDS OF FAMILY AND FRIENDS TO A GREAT PARTY. AS THE CONCERT CAME TO A CLOSE, YOUR BODY CONTINUED TO SWAY AND YOUR FEET WOULDN'T STOP MOVING. NOW THAT'S WHAT I CALL GREAT MUSIC AND PERFORMANCE. A NIGHT TO REMEMBER!!!!! TITO RIJO
06/02/2011 10:50:58 AM CDT
Julie Patton says ...
Irvin Mayfield on trumpet, Michael Watson on sax, Billy Morton on drums, some white kid on bass, and some old guy on piano -- New Orleans, LA. Where else?
06/02/2011 10:51:25 AM CDT
Natalie says ...
I grew up listening to jazz, thanks to my dad, who was a jazz lover. Over the years, we attended small, local jazz shows together and although I can't remember who we saw, I really treasure those memories.
06/02/2011 11:08:47 AM CDT
Phil says ...
This is how you become a jazz fan. The year was 1962, at the legendary Sutherland Lounge in Chicago - 47th and Drexel. The place was packed, smoky, a great crowd. When Dizzy Gillespie came out the crowd went nuts, the set was fabulous, and somehow or other, I wound up buying him a beer. It just doesn't get any better.
06/02/2011 11:12:32 AM CDT
Mary says ...
Just the word "JAZZ" makes me smile!
06/02/2011 11:26:13 AM CDT
Derek says ...
I saw Spyro Gyra in concert twice they were really great .There's nothing better than to listen to Nina or Louis or any of the jazz greats and just relax and appreciate their talents .
06/02/2011 11:35:48 AM CDT
Patti R. says ...
New Orleans Preservation Hall 1980 - incredible, passionate, celebratory.....all of New Orleans for that matter !
06/02/2011 11:37:25 AM CDT

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