Bobby McFerrin: I Had Dreams Of Recording With Eric Clapton

Every once in a while, an artist comes along who is so phenomenally talented that it almost seems unfair to every other artist.  For me, one such person is Bobby McFerrin.  I remember listening to “Peace,” sung by McFerrin and written by the incomparable Horace Silver, and being moved beyond …


Music Historian Ashley Khan: The State of Jazz Today

Ashley Khan is a journalist, music historian, producer, and adjunct professor at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. In addition to contributions to the New York Times, Rolling Stone, Down Beat, Jazz Times, and Mojo, Khan has authored Kind of Blue: The Making of the Miles Davis Masterpiece …


Jamar Jones: Directing the Arts for The Potter’s House

A Philadelphia native, Jamar Jones is considered by some to be a child music prodigy. He performed his own composition at the age of four and by the age of thirteen, he was playing session music in the studio for Boyz II Men. This pianist, composer, songwriter, arranger and producer …