OPEN YOUR HEART

In THERE’LL BE SOME CHANGES MADE
https://jazzlives.wordpress.com/2011/01/25/therell-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!

https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=VBURVAWDMWQAS

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!”

3 responses to “OPEN YOUR HEART

  1. Michael
    You have been providing an invaluable service to us fellow jazz fans and have been doing an excelent job at it, for which we are most appreciative .
    Rochelle and I have no problem whatever to lend a hand here–no one should have to work for nothing and you are no exception.
    A donation will follow very shortly –maybe later today .

    Ray and Rochelle

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  3. Two fabulous musicians..and oh how I enjoy their music. I am very grateful for JAZZ LIVES, providing us with this wonderful entertainment.
    As a avid jazz fan, I can’t imagine a time coming when the music would get scarce. Also, I have spoken to jazz critics, musicians, heads of recording companies, and I know for a fact that the musicians are underpaid, and the benefits are practically nil. So, I commend you Michael, whole-heartedly, for trying to give the musicians a hand..and anyone else generous enough to help.

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