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The Great Pojangmacha Adventure

They taste like dirt. Like earth, mixed with something mildly crunchy and wet. It’s the texture that surprises you more than the taste, but I still found the expectation of the taste to be worse than the actual taste of … Continue reading

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Subtle Sexism: Don’t all Female Musicians know eachother?

Whenever I meet someone from Chicago, I immediately say, “Oh, do you know my friend so-and-so from Chicago?” Similarlyย when I meet a musician I ask him about other musicians; if I meet a tenor player, then I ask him about … Continue reading

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4 Tips for Handling Criticism as a Jazz Musician

When I was 15 I sang at the Kemah Jazz Festival in Houston TX with my father’s band. James Moody was the headliner that year, and I was very excited to meet him and hear his set. We performed in … Continue reading

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Is Jazz Only for the Financially Elite?

Over the past few weeks while I have been at home and not on the road, I have been trying to go out and visit clubs I don’t usually frequent, check out music I’m unfamiliar with, and just show my … Continue reading

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Music Monday: Jay McShann & the Kansas City Sound

There are some Jazz musicians who are not fully represented by their recordings alone. These musicians have qualities when you see them live that cannot be transferred to a recorded medium. I don’t mean that they have an engaging stage … Continue reading

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