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MUSINGS IN Cb: “It’s Official, We are Jazz Duo Members of the American Jazz Museum”

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MUSINGS IN Cb: “It’s Official, We are Jazz Duo Members of the American Jazz Museum”

One of the coolest jobs I have ever had in the music industry is my current position with the American Jazz Museum as the Marketing + Communications Manager.  

I love it!  

I have the opportunity to utilize a special skill set of other acquired professional abilities that are closely and inherently related to the business of being a musical performing artist, composer and entrepreneur.

And, I get to do lots of the things in my work at the AJM that the US military taught me about managing and promoting a professional musical organization, then gave me years of experience doing in the real world as part of my daily job.

I also concurrently am able to remain an active performing artist and jazz clinician, along with managing other related professional concerns at this point in my career because everything I do seems to fit together.

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Where I work is a national treasure in many ways.  As a “jazz” musician, the fact that the American Jazz Museum exists is a tremendously positive form of validation of the fact that Jazz music is an original form of art and unique to the USA.

So, it is natural that T and I became members a couple of months ago – even though I work here.  Being a member of the American Jazz Museum shows our tangible support and puts our money (however small the contribution) behind something we believe is important.

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There are so many great things that happen everyday at the American Jazz Museum which go largely unnoticed. But, I know for sure that this place is one of the real jewels of our Statue of Liberty’s crown.  

The place is a testament to positivity winning out over negativity.  Love defeating hate in the long term. Goodwill trumping ill will.

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Jazz in its practice of spontaneity and creativity and quest for originality defies all but positive/in tune vibrations … We gotta support that!

Peace, Cb