Ketchup, Kidz ‘N Jazz

Hi everyone! I hope you all enjoyed a brief respite from winter this past weekend and enjoyed the sunshine and mild temps. At the moment the country is bracing for an historic snowstorm and Superbowl XLV. Can’t wait to see how it all turns out.

This past week, I had the pleasure of speaking to one of Nashville’s most talented musicians, Jim Williamson Musical Director of the Nashville Jazz Orchestra. We had a terrific chat about jazz and its unique history in America. the NJO will be performing this coming Friday, February 4th at the Blair School of Music at Vanderbilt. They’ll be joined by another locally grown group: 3rd Coast Vocals. If you don’t think Nashville has a vibrant jazz scene, think again! These folks are making some great music together and you don’t want to miss the chance to see some of your fave musicians perform all together. Listen to Jim and his velvet voice riffing on jazz! For more info or to get tickets to Friday’s NJO Concert, click here. Nashville Jazz Orchestra

Do you know what Ketchup and kids have in common? Put them together and you get some amazingly creative artwork! The Heinz Ketchup company is hosting its annual “Ketchup Kreativitiy” contest for kids in grades K-12. I talked to pop artist Burton Morris, who is also one of the judges, to learn more about the contest. If you’re a fan of the TV show “Friends” you’ve probably seen Burton’s work. It’s in the “Central Perk” coffeehouse where the gang hangs out! Listen to Burton’s lessons on creativity and kids.
If you want to check out Burton’s work, learn more about him or download contest info, click here Ketchup Kreativity

Well, that’s about it for now. Everyone be safe, keep warm and take care until next time.

 

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