Periodically, I look into the #GardenCityJazz archives – files, graphics, documents, contracts, plans, etc. This is usually reserved for equipment updates (computer crashes), IRS audits, or personal meltdowns. Luckily, neither of those have happened lately #knockonwood. Not yet, anyway.
But today, as I spoke to a fellow musician about getting some music together, he reminded me of this publication I worked on several years ago. Seven years, actually. I was telling him about this gig, the personnel and all, when he told me that he’d just glanced at the Garden City Jazz Journal from Spring 2010. It seems like a lifetime ago.
I am certain that there are many more ‘sevens’ on the horizon. Much more magic. Many more struggles. THIS is a good seven though. Please take a look at what was happening in this area back in the day. And compare it where we are now (Augusta River Region) – musically, economically, and developmentally; as a collective of artists, community leaders, and citizens.
Check it out. I find it to be particularly interesting. Indeed. -kG