Happy Birthday, Thelonius Monk

I discovered Thelonius Monk years ago through a book my Mom encouraged me to read. Very happy she urged me to read that book because it was within its pages where I discovered my love for jazz. I’ve mentioned Thelonius Monk in a previous blog stating, “Monk is one of my personal favorite jazz greats,…


It’s National Photography Day💛 Today I want to share a couple of my favorite photographs. This iconic photograph was taken in Aug of ’58 by a relatively unknown freelance photographer for Esquire Magazine, Art Kane. Kane took a huge risk in organizing this photo and his unconventional approach worked in his favor. In all, 57 jazz…

Music to My Ears

“Let the cupid take me wherever he wants to go. Fly me to the moon like an old jazz love song.” ~Chrisette Michele

Happy Birthday Sonny Rollins

On September 7, 1930 in New York, Jazz great Sonny Rollins was born. Here is a video of my favorite tunes from Mr. Rollins, entitled “Summertime”. I imagine this is what a simply beautiful summer evening sounds like… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qwIuGx8-qG4 official website: http://www.sonnyrollins.com/