Thursday, April 10, 2008

Jazz Appreciation Month


"A Jazz musician is a juggler who uses harmonies instead of oranges." - Benny Green
Can you believe I used my photo of oranges for yesterday's post?!?!

Last month when my sister was visiting we drove into the parking lot of a drugstore and a big sign announced, "March is Kidney Month." I had already given.

It is amazing how many designations each month has. Here is a link to tell you what they are for April. I'm sure one will fit for you. Also, take note that if you go to the bottom of the page of this link you can be informed of the designations for each month of the year.

I am concentrating on one; April is Jazz Appreciation month. There is no musical category as wide as jazz. Here's a Wikipedia article showing the numerous styles. I've always been a jazz fan particularly female vocal jazz like Ella Fitzgreald, Sarah Vaughan, Rosemary Clooney, Dina Washington, Nina Simone, Bessie Smith, Billie Holiday, Peggy Lee, Carmen MacRae and many others from the old days and Diana Krall, Renee Olstead, Pink Martini, Holly Golightly, Sarah Brightman, Lizz Wright, Lorez Alexandria, Molly Johnson, Lila Downs, and Sophie Milman. There are many, many more but it has to be a quick post today because these links took forever.
Click away and appreciate the jazz....it's April.

2 comments:

Michael Rawluk said...

I had a bruised kidney in hockey. It put me out of commission for weeks. I cannot even imagine what you went through.

Cuidado said...

Combined with the shoulder, I'd have to say Hell. Where is that photo you were going to put up?