Teen boys today can be some of the most difficult people to shop for. Their likes and dislikes tend to change often. However, there are some great things that you can stick in their Christmas stockings that are sure to please them. Here are 8 stocking stuffer ideas for teen boys.
After the recording session, when the band found out the boy played saxophone and wrote music, they treated him like a fellow musician sitting in on a jam session instead of an 11-year old boy. One of the group, the one who did most of the arranging and composing, gave him a secret that is passed from one generation of musicians to another.
Fortunately, there are a few such indicators I can grasp to my breast and pass on to my readers in the form of jazz festivals. Again, the biggest and best outdoor fests are still months away but I’m certainly feeling the love these days for these smaller gatherings of the faithful.
If you like the band, don’t wait, book them early. Great Jump Jive Bands are in demand. The ideal to book a good band is 3 to 6 months. Don’t also forget to include in your booking a selection of songs you want them to play for the event.
Once Morton was kicked out of the house he started to wander all over the South. Being African-American he ran into the prejudices of the times. However, he was a tremendous talent at the keys. Another jazz legend of the time, Tony Jackson, claimed that Jelly Roll Morton was the only keyboardist who played better than he could. His fame began to grow and he began playing shows all over the South. He also began writing.
Jude Law as Dickie Greenleaf steals the movie while a toothy and bespectacled Damon, though he does a fine job, seems more a witness than participant in the first part of movie. Tom is always trying to ingratiate himself with Dickie while Dickie often shows his complete disdain for him, calling him spooky, creepy, and a leech. Tom openly admits to his idol that he forges, lies, and does impersonations. Later, of course, he becomes Dickie for a time. Tom reads too much sexual meaning into some of Dickie’s actions.
Ambrose Akinmusire: The Oakland-born trumpeter is rightly considered among jazz’s leading young talents; for evidence, look no further than “When the Heart Emerges Glistening,” his recent Blue Note debut. SFJAZZ is presenting Akinmusire with Walter Smith III (saxophone), Sam Harris (piano), Burniss Travis (bass) and Justin Brown (drums). 8 p.m. Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 701 Mission St., San Francisco. $20-$35.