Satchmo Summerfest Opening Reception


David Reese, Ricky Riccardi, Mick Carlon, Dan Morgensten, Michael Cogswell, Dr. Bruce Boyd Raeburn, Marcia Shramm, (seated) George Avakian, David Oswalt and Wycliffe Jordan attend the opening reception of the Satchmo Summerfest inside of the Riverview Room of the Hotel Monteleone in New Orleans on Thursday, August 1, 2013. (Photo by Peter G. Forest)


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About Mick

I’m a 27 year veteran English teacher who believes that jazz music is America’s greatest contribution to world culture.  Over the years, I have made hundreds of jazz fans out of my students.  How?  By simply playing them the music of Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Billie Holiday, and many others.  I’m hoping that my books can one day make thousands of young people into jazz fans.

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  • Saturday October 12, 2013 at 4pm: Book signing at Broad Street Books (Broadway & 112th, New York, NY)
  • Wednesday, October 23, 2013: Duke Ellington talk (with singer John Murelle and pianist William Merrill performing) at Boston University

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