Tommy Johnson’s songs may not be very well known, but he was a hugely influential blues player and also may be the source of one of the most enduring legends of the blues – the Devil and the Crossroads. While this legend is sometimes associated with Robert Johnson (no relation),
Bellingham vocalist Cheryl Jewell: Coming home to jazz. August 2, 2012.
Jazz trumpeter and composer Terence Blanchard tweeted this afternoon that he had just finished the writing of a new opera called Champion. The work is set to premier June 15-30 2013 at the Opera Theatre of Saint Louis. This is from Blanchard’s Facebook page this afternoon: Just finished writing my
I know. I know. It is widely assumed and believed that smell is the strongest sense tied to memory. But for me (and a handful of musicians that I spoke to), music – in some cases even just a few bars of a song – can draw upon some of