We met and spoke briefly at the last IAJE held in Toronto; I enjoyed that discussion and the insights you shared during the discussion session for which you were one of the noted panelists.
I am a member of the a Jazz listening group - The Forrest Knights; we have met once a month for over six years. Each month one of the members facilitates a discussion about a specific jazz artist. Last night's session featured Von Freeman. Most of us had not heard of "Vonski", and those of us who had heard of him, we were unfamiliar with his music. As a result of the facilitator's excellent presentation, which included playing several signature tunes, I am now a big fan; I hope Von Freeman returns to some a regular Tuesday night schedule (not necessarily every Tuesday night) around which I can schedule my next trip to Chicago.
Thanks! Your article is a terrific postscript to our jazz session.
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