|Jazzzn' began back in March 1994 as GraceNote Incorporated, when I wrote about and photographed jazz saxophonist Tim Cunningham during a Benton Harbor, Michigan performance. Tim is so exciting when seen live that I wanted others to feel as good as I felt that night - and that's what happened, with Tim and with other artists I subsequently promoted.
Managers, musicians and the public read my work, felt my enthusiasm and joy, and were moved to purchase a recording or attend a live performance - that's what it's all about.
"Live Music in the Spotlight" is my slogan for a very good reason - there is nothing better than a live performance, and I shine the spotlight brightly on artists that I'm excited about.
My musical mentor, the late great jazz pianist Gene Harris, said it best: good music has to touch your emotions, and it doesn't matter what kind someone says it is.