The beauty of live music

Son’s trio is on their first tour in a year. Tonight’s gig was also available on livestream and of course I tuned in. Their joy in performing for a live audience was palpable. The energy of the live audience jumped off the screen. Those of you embarking on the journey can be certain that music will be an important part of our future and our culture. So looking forward to that future!

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Son’s trio arrived safely back in NYC, thankfully with no Covid issues. The venues were conscientious about precautions such as air filters, mask wearing, distancing and cleaning. And the trip was definitely energizing for him and the group. A couple of the dates on the tour were at universities where the trio taught a class for the jazz students and then did a performance that was open to the whole school (albeit with limitations on attendance). He said the students were really enthusiastic and appreciative of the live music.

It’s definitely been a tough year with virtual auditions, and online teaching, and live music shut down or significantly restricted. But it’s great to see the admissions decisions coming in on the other threads. Hopefully by the time you/your kids are heading off to school in the fall, the world will be closer to being back to normal.

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