Tag: jazz

Hill District – Pittsburgh, PA

Photos from my quick stop in Pittsburgh, PA’s Hill District.  Home of great ancestors such as Art Blakey, August Wilson and EJ Josey.  There was a great shop called the Ujamaa Collective.  Click the logo to check out their site!  

Miss Simone – The “High Priestess of Soul”

I just watched an absolutely terrific film! Ok, let me back up just a bit… There’s a singer we all know as the “High Priestess of Soul”, right?  How about songs like I Loves You Porgy and Mississippi Goddam, and her gut-wrenching version of Strange Fruit.  We even know of her daughter’s album and the rough time she

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Herbie Hancock: Possibilities

Another brilliant journey of a jazz artist, a pioneer, a visionary – a leader… When people tell their story, it amazes me every time – you simply cannot replicate the personal experiences.  Their stories have to be told in their voice, with their passion, their own embellishments, truths, etc.