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THE JAZZ GALLERY
November 23, 2010

The Jazz Gallery is one of the best jazz clubs in New York City. It's status as a non-profit makes it unique, and it takes it's role of nurturing young artists very seriously. I have benefited immeasurably from the advocacy of the Jazz Gallery, playing countless shows there over the years, and presenting two commissions specifically for them. I will always be grateful for what they've done for me personally, and for the jazz scene in New York City generally. They've helped to encourage the growth of so many, and in so doing have played a part in shaping the discourse and the sound of jazz in the current times.

The Great!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the fact that I've performed and written there so much over the years. It's my home venue in New York City.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

only try to figure out how to get them more money. Everything done there is a labor of love.

MY ROLE:
Professional with expertise in this field & I've performed as a leader and as a sideman here for more than 10 years. I've also been written into three separate composer's grants.