Tag: Monterey Jazz Festival

A Brush with Dizzy

A Brush with Dizzy

In 1991, I had the honor of meeting Dizzy Gillespie while covering the Monterey Jazz Festival for the bulletin board version of Jazz Online (pre web) and KJAZ. My press credentials gave me access to the artist lounge which was located directly behind the main stage area. Everyone, who was anyone, hung out there during…

By The Jazz Messenger October 21, 2011 Off

My Midlife Jazz Crisis – The Monterey Stage

My Midlife Jazz Crisis – The Monterey Stage

I just finished listening to Brubeck‚Äôs Time Out and was once again reminded what a truly brilliant album it is and considering it was originally released in 1959, it remarkably still sounds as fresh as ever. It was shortly after being exposed to this great work that I fell in love with the music. There…

By The Jazz Messenger November 4, 2010 Off