Toast of the Nation

Hey Blog. Last night was the Champions of Jazz concert at the Lincoln Center, and it was AMAZING. I had box seats, and had the best view. The Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra killed it, and brought out a lot of great guests. My personal favorites were Nikki Yanofsky (who did a brilliant rendition of an Ella Fitzgerald song) and Ernie Andrews (who did an original composition). John Hamilton stated it best when he said, "If you don't don't feel this man's soul, check your pulse...because you're probably a cadaver". Well, he didn't say the "cadaver" part but he should've.

Anyway, on the jazz tip here's an ad I did for WBGO and National Public Radio (NPR) for their annual Toast of the Nation broadcast on New Year's Eve. Its running in both Jazz Times and Downbeat magazines.

Honestly, I hope I did the event justice, as I wasn't sure if the three glasses concept would even work. They liked it fortunately so we went with it. The type at the top refers to Anat Cohen and John Pizzarelli (no disrespect to these amazing artists but I would've preferred to have no top text). Simplicity rules.

That's it for this ordinary day. See you later Blog.