Daren Burns ensemble, Onibaba is slated to play Tophest 2011, a benefit to help LA musician Christopher Spilsbury raise funds to pay his medical expenses for a car accident he was involved in last December 2010. Also appearing that night will be Los Angeles jazz musicians, Otmaro Ruiz and Joe La Barbera and DJ Christoforo LaBarbera.
I love jazz because transports me to another reality.
I was first exposed to jazz a concert on the lake many years ago.
I met many musicians at various international jazz festivals.
The best show I ever attended was Jazzascona in Suisse.
The first jazz record I bought was Miles Davis and John Coltrane.
My advice to new listeners is listen to music with an open mind.
Listen, think and share jazz everywhere.