Tag Archives: Jazz

Happy Birthday Dr. Capers!

Yesterday the amazing jazz pianist, composer, vocalist and educator Dr. Valerie Capers turned 80 years old. For several years now Starr and I have had the immense pleasure of being…

HBG’s nod to International Jazz Day

Photo: International Jazz Day logo (http://jazzday.com/news/media-resources/)   Good morning, happy people. I say we all ditch work, toss forethought out the window and bounce. To Istanbul. Just for the day,…

Happy birthday, Mwandishi

  Photo: Jim McCrary, Redferns (Herbie Hancock, in California, 1976) I fell in love with jazz before knowing what to call it. My dad aka Pops (G. Cordell) and pianist,┬áHerbie…