JazzAscona fest today through  July 2nd, followed by the Beach Ball at the Ocean House on July 4th. After the Fourth, High Season kicks in for July & August (which will sees the OH go to Wednesdays through Sundays.)

(See Schedule for all dates and info.)


Yet another video surfaces, this one from the 1994 Saint Chaumond Blues Festival, this is the opener of  concert with Ana Popovic and Joe Louis Walker.  Click here ...Right before is a BB King Jam  from the 1997 Montreux Jazz Festival for your enjoyment.


The category is a Grand Canyon of echoes. Somebody utters an obscenity and you hear it keep bouncing back a million times. Categories are sometimes used by a person who feels that the one he's talking to doesn't know enough about the language in which he speaks. So he uses lines, circles, and pigeonholes to help the less literate one to a better understanding.

-- Duke Ellington, "Music is my Mistress." p. 38


Neither a lofty degree of intelligence nor imagination nor both together go to the making of genius. Love, love, love, that is the soul of genius.

-- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart