Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Happy holidays!

Well, it's the holidays. Which means I'm taking a well deserved break to relax, spend time with the family, and...well, transcribe several hours of interviews for my Women In Jazz book project. In February 2013, I'll begin another round of interviews for the book. Before then, the plan is to get down on paper all of the interviews I've conducted thus far for the book. No elves to help me out either, but who's complaining? It's a blast to listen back to these conversations. I learn so much every time I interview a musician. I'm very lucky to have already interviewed such an amazing diverse group of people for this book.

The video above features music by three of the interviewees, pianist Pamela York, harpist Brandee Younger, and soprano saxophonist Jane Ira Bloom. This season, consider BUYING music by your favorite local, independent musician or band. Buying a CD direct from a musician at their gig is a truly hip thing to do, take it from me.

As always, thanks for your support. Stay tuned for more updates once the new year gets rolling.

Chris Becker