News, news!!!

You know, I will say this: at the time that I went aboard the All Star Cruise in 2009, I had absolutely no idea that this would happen.

One of the first events aboard the cruise was the launch party for a little magazine based out in sunny California named Wine and Jazz. The perfect lifestyle combination is its slogan, and I wholeheartedly agree on many a level. But, when I was there on that cruise, I thought, “My Gods, I want to write for this!”

I was an aspiring author then. This was before I put Book 1 into paper form. This was well before I actually got a grasp of how to properly put my love of jazz music into writing. But I knew this: I wanted to write for them.

Just last week, thanks to LinkedIn, I got that opportunity. I am, officially, a blogger for Wine and Jazz!!!

Check out my first entry, wherein I talk about that show, that one memorable experience that stands out on the forefront of your mind.

If someone would’ve told me in 2007, when I went to my first jazz show, that this is what I’d be doing, I severely doubt I would’ve believed them. It just goes to show me that whenever my skepticism gets the better of me, I need to bite it.

K.G., the WAJ Blogger. :)



6 thoughts on “News, news!!!

  1. Great blog here and great blog there! I remember my first show like that, it was the first open jam I played in. I was 15 and had never been in a bar before. Rick Boals was the guy running the jam and he personified the word “cool”. It was a smokey blue bar named The Dolphin Lounge and that was when I knew I wanted to be able to do what he did that night. Your blog brought that memory back, so thank you!

    1. Thanks! And you should subscribe to the magazine. It’s seriously amazing stuff.

      I’ve had many a show that goes into that show category since. One of my highlight favorites would be Will Donato, at the brunch show that he had in NYC, where he, in simple words, ended up playing the sax while damn near sitting in my lap. Brunch with a side of melody. LOVE it! Another would be Kirk Whalum breaking out into Glenn Miller’s In the Mood. So many, many memories… So much love with that music.

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