Mosaic Woman and I spent Friday and Saturday night in Harrisburg, PA digging the fact that women play jazz...
The Expected Joy: Helen Sung was beautiful in every which way and when she played three straight Monk tunes... I was blessed.
The Most Pleasant Surprise: After the Diva Jazz Orchestra finished a tune, it was announced that Sharel Cassity had just played a sax solo. In January I bought her 2009 CD. She was the only musician I made an effort to say, "you are wonderful."
The One Who Sang Ella: I was so hopeful to hear the great America songbook to end the festival. And Patti Austin delivered.
and the Future... The young women in the youth orchestra: