Quick mid-month jazz update + new post on LAJazz.com + dusting off the jazz series???
Happy Autumn! Yes indeed, we are a couple of days into fall already and I have happily exchanged my tank tops for cashmere t's. Life is good for sure....
Quick Update: I'll do an October update in a week or so because there is a LOT of good jazz happening in October, including the annual LA Jazz Society Tribute Concert and Awards Show ! If anyone is interested in coming, please do let me know and perhaps we can meet up. Good times, for sure. And please check my blogspot at http://pamelahowell.blogspot.com/2007/08/socialism-schmocialism-plus-september.html, because there are still a couple of fabulous September shows remaining and it would be groovy if you could join me.
New LAJazz.com Post: I'm still super jazzed (ha) about my new LAJazz.com gig, and have posted another entry there - this time, the general theme is how to make jazz more fun for non-jazz fans (NJFs). Check out this sneak peek:
"Recently I was talking to one of my NJF friends about exposing more folks to live jazz in LA, and she made a powerful statement: 'There is no space for the novice.' I immediately felt bad, because it did ring true. I'm guilty as charged - if I go out to a show and there is a loud group of folks talking during the performance, my first instinct is to turn around and glare. I'm a softy, so being at the receiving end of one of my glares isn't all that bad, but there are some folks out there who could burn lasers through you with their evil eye. It's hard to motivate to hear more jazz if you have laser holes in your forehead from the last outing." Click here to read more!
More to come! Until next, enjoy the music!