Wisconsin Conservatory Of Music Jazz Institute

November 8th, 2010

I’m writing from one of my favorite places to be, one of the rooms in the basement of Milwaukee’s Wisconsin Conservatory Of Music, where I spent thousands of hours shedding, playing, and learning  as a student there in the late 1970s, and where I’ve returned as Artist In Residence for their Jazz Institute program. Over the next few days, I’ll be working with and mentoring the young players of the Institute, giving workshops and concerts in the Milwaukee area public schools, and working on the ongoing agenda of the Institute with WCM Jazz Faculty head Mark Davis and the rest of the WCM Jazz staff. I am truly looking forward to my stints here and we’re going to be working hard to make a difference  and help support this estimable institution, which played such a large role in forming me musically.

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