THE JAZZ GALLERY
December 1, 2010
The Jazz Gallery is one of the hidden wonders of the New York Jazz world, and it shouldn't be. It nurtures jazz musicians, young and older, and provides them with a forum to work on new ideas, configurations, compositions in a truly cooperative atmosphere. It confers dignity both to its artists and its audience. There has never been an occasion where I have been disappointed in an evening spent at the Gallery, and some of those evenings have been transportive. It has been a privilege to part of that community.
Of course, for a long time Jazz lover, it is also a comfort and thrill to see that old piano from Bradley's sitting there, waiting for yet another pair of hands to bring it to life.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
That's a hard one. However, the first thing that comes to mind is the evening John Ellis presented his opera piece.
He is a dear friend and we are so so pleased that he has been chosen for a residency this year.
Ways to make it better...
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
I am not sure that I would change much except one day to have an airier space for the musicians and, in the meantime, to tune up the heating pipes during the winter months
General Member of the Public & I have worked for years as a visual artist making small pen and ink and mixed media drawings, with repetitive marks and ususally with biological content. I keep a very low profile.