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Monthly Archives: April 2011
Yes, folks, it was a memorable day at Columbia on April 16. And now you can see it for yourselves. The folks at Columbia University’s Center for Jazz Studies have a great resource called Jazz Studies Online, which is now home to the video record of what happened on April 16. It’s in two parts, [...]
In many ways, the first of the Monday night series of workshop/concerts at The Stone (event number 4), featuring the Stone Improvisers Orchestra (or Stone Workshop Orchestra), was a lot like event number 1: same room, Karl conducting, many of the same players (Bob Selcoe, Jorge Sylvester, Sylvain Leroux, Catherine Sikora, Jeremy Carlstedt, one of [...]
Everything about the facade of the Miller Theater and the surrounding Columbia University campus is stately and imposes an air of high culture and deep learning. So, when they display a poster announcing a concert within, the poster’s design is likely to convey a message that what is going to take place befits the milieu. [...]
The Symposium. What’s a symposium? “In ancient Greece, the symposium was a drinking party (from Greek [words]. . . ‘to drink together’)” (Wikipedia). Isn’t that interesting? CMS Day at Columbia wasn’t a drinking party, but there were many joyful components that are not typical of most meetings held in major universities. For many of the [...]
The Stone, Friday, April 15, 2011. Have you been there? I knew a little bit of what to expect, because I’d read some reviews. This is not like most performance venues you’ve been to. It’s on the corner of 2nd Street and Avenue. It probably used to be a corner store at one time. (Here’s [...]
Arts & Entertainment: Preserving an Upstate Jazz Incubator Larry Blumenfeld, Wall Street Journal, April 14, 2011, pg. A.26 Nice, brief article by Larry Blumenfeld. He mentions the events this weekend and the archiving project in connection with Columbia.
What a find! If you were at CMS during the time that it was housed at Oehler’s Mountain Lodge, you’re gonna love this. You just have to go look at this Oehler’s post card: http://www.cardcow.com/266048/oehlers-mountain-lodge-kingston-new-york/ “Your Ideal Vacation Resort” So, if you spent any time in the room pictured on that post card goofing off [...]
I think that I can say, without the slightest lack of confidence, that this is the only guy to have come through the Creative Music Studio who went on to a career in the CIA. What? No, not that CIA. I’m talking about the Culinary Institute of America, “the world’s premier culinary college.” That’s right, [...]