SEDONA RED ROCK NEWS (ARIZONA) -- Before I moved to Sedona one year ago, I balanced careers as teacher and performer in San Francisco, teaching Philosophy of Jazz at the California Jazz Conservatory, Survey of Jazz at San Francisco State University and History of American Music at Sonoma State University.
I also worked as a freelance pianist and trumpeter, touring with Boz Scaggs and Rosemary Clooney until her death in 2002, as well as occasionally being asked to perform pops concerts with the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra.
I often worry that young people won’t appreciate jazz. Much of music consumed today is conceived on a computer, to be played by computers. Perhaps the jazz music that I love will seem too foreign to high school kids.