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The Night Has 1,000 Eyes. Mostly Red.

Last night, I performed with legendary pianist/bon vivant/local treasure James Polk’s Centerpeace sextet at the Elephant Room.  During one number, we had a surprise guest appearance by none other than ZZ Tap. No, not ZZ Top.  We don’t let them into the Elephant Room.  I said ZZ Tap, which is the stage name for tap …

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James Polk, Living Legend

One of the best things about working the AJW project is that it has given me the opportunity over the years to work with some tremendously talented people.  And in the jazz world, one mark of great stature is not only an individual’s performing skill, but also how he or she supports their fellow musicians …

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