Speaking Of Vince Guaraldi…

Indiana Public Media's Night Lights has posted on the internet a one-hour program about Vince Guaraldi. The host, David Brent Johnson, traces the pianist's career, plays a broad selection of his recordings and talks with guitarist Eddie Duran, Charlie Brown specials producer Lee Mendelson, Guaraldi's son David, pianist Luke Gillespie providing analysis, and others who were close to Guaraldi. I am pleased to be included in the broadcast. To hear It's Jazz, Charlie Brown: The Vince Guaraldi Story, … [Read more...]

The Kennedy Center Honors

The Kennedy Center Honors for 2009 went last night to Dave Brubeck on his 89th birthday, and to Mel Brooks, Grace Bumbry, Robert De Niro and Bruce Springsteen. CBS-TV will broadcast two hours of highlights from the ceremony at 9 pm EST on December 29. This morning's papers and tonight's newscasts will be full of the story. Googling the name of the event will turn up dozens of items on the web. Brooks, Brubeck, Bumbry, De Niro, Springsteen For the jazz community, of course, the big news is the … [Read more...]