A while back we asked you to submit your favorite Winter Jazzfest memories in honor of the event’s 10th anniversary, and you all had some great stuff to share! Here are some highlights:
“Butch Morris conducting a J.D. Allen project a few years ago – an unexpected collaboration that pushed both artists beyond their comfort zones.”
“Seeing The Young Philadephians launch into “The Sound Of Philadelphia (AKA The Theme From “Soul Train”), with a string section no-less, at the 2012 Winter Jazzfest Preview was just about the best thing I saw all that year – though Red Baraat later in the night gave it a great run for the money!”
“Having my 21 year-old son fly out from CA last year to spend 2 days and 2 night with his Dad to share in my 40 year obsession with this thing called jazz.”
“Merger with Andrew D’Angelo, Kirk Knuffke, Ben Street, and Nasheet Waits last January: the moment when I realized that anyone who says “jazz is dead” just isn’t listening to jazz.”
Awesome. Thank you to everyone who contributed. The 10th annual marathon starts up tomorrow and we cant wait to add to all of those memories. If you haven’t already get your pass now and don’t forget to tag your pictures and posts #WJF10 and #LiveAtLPR!
posted by Zan