JUST FOUR BARS

Double rainbow, Evergreen, Colorado, 2014. Photograph by Michael Steinman

The nominees for the 2018 Jazz Journalists’ Awards were just announced, and my blog, JAZZ LIVES, is one of the four blogs nominated for Blog of the Year. Very gratifying, and thanks to everyone who pushed this labor-and-love-intensive blog into the public eye once again. I’m pleased to be in the company of DO THE MATH, JAZZ WAX, and RIFFTIDES as well.

Here is the link, so you can see all the eminent musicians and journalists as well.

Whether JAZZ LIVES wins an award or not, I couldn’t have done it without you. In fact, I wouldn’t have done it without you.  The decade I’ve spent on this blog has been exceedingly rewarding.  Each one of you — musician, commenter, researcher — has increased my happiness.

The soundtrack du jour, inspired by last night’s conversation with Ricky Riccardi — this choice is so Ricky and I won’t fight over Louis’ version:

May your happiness increase!

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4 responses to “JUST FOUR BARS

  1. Michael Hashim

    You certainly deserve it, Michael! I’ll keep my fingers crossed!

  2. Laura Wyman / Wyman Video

    Congratulations! I don’t know how you do all you do, and with such generosity and warmth. You are an inspiration.

  3. Dear Michael, As you know it couldn’t happen to a better generous public sprited bloke such as you. My sheer delight in your nomination and recognition by your peers. You have won already where it matters. Indeed, may your happiness increase. My best wishes as always, John

  4. Don"Zoot" Conner

    Congrats,Michael:you’re facing tough competition.Doug Ramsey has won this award before:so i’m rooting for you,Michael.JAZZ LIVES and RIFFTIDES are indispensable.

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