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By jeremy | September 7, 2010 | 3 Comments

There’s a very old joke: How do you get a musician to complain? Give him a gig. There’s more than a grain of truth in that old groaner. Right now I’m in the middle of a stretch where I’m playing and conducting eight shows a week, and, by Sunday night, after having played five shows […]

Soup to Nuts

By jeremy | September 4, 2010 | 0 Comments

I’ve had a garden variety of pianistic experiences this week: On Monday, I played for a variety show at a local retirement home. The folks there truly connect emotionally with the material, and some of them sing quite well. There’s a resident who sang the daylights out of “I Have Dreamed”.  The big closing number […]

Not enough Pepper

By jeremy | September 3, 2010 | 0 Comments

Greetings and Salutations. My friend Gary Carner suggested that I start a blog because it will hopefully generate traffic to his new project: www.pepperadams.com. Gary produced several CDs devoted to Pepper’s compositions and I was proud to be part of two of them. Pepper, in my opinon, was one of the great soloists in jazz […]

Hello world!

By jeremy | August 31, 2010 | 2 Comments

Hello there. I have been advised to dip my toes into the potentially toxic waters of the Blogosphere. I must admit: I’ve never even looked at a blog. I’m much more old-school: Newspapers, books, crossword puzzles. It’s all part of Life’s Great Pageant. More to follow.