In THERE’LL BE SOME CHANGES MADE
I wrote from my heart.
I hope that people who love this music, who watch the videos I post, will give something back to the men and women who so inspire us.
Someone dubbed my idea “the JAZZ LIVES cyber-tip-jar.”
It is an experiment in making it easy to send love and appreciation.
I have created a PayPal account to collect whatever people can give. Whatever I collect will go to the musicians. I know my readers will make PayPal swing!
Don’t worry: JAZZ LIVES will never become public radio or public television. No pledge drives, marathons, tote bags, exhortations.
But I hope that the PayPal DONATE button inspires everyone to send something tangible to the musicians who so inspire us.
PLEASE CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW: ALL MONEY COLLECTED GOES TO THE MUSICIANS!
And what would a JAZZ LIVES announcement be without the appropriate music?
On January 20, 2011, the Beloved and I went to Smalls (138 West 10th Street) and delighted in the duets of Jon-Erik Kellso and Ehud Asherie. One of the lovely songs they played — and I didn’t recognized it until Ehud announced it — was James P. Johnson’s OPEN YOUR HEART.
Open yours. Let it grow!
P.S. It’s the morning of January 28th: the PayPal account is working splendidly; people have sent money; it will go to the musicians. “Yeah, man!”