I’m excited to announce that I’ll be presenting about jazz history aboard Cunard’s Queen Mary 2 again this summer and fall. First up will be a voyage from Southampton, England to the fjords of Norway, July 13-21, including the tiny village of Flaam, pictured above. Please consider joining me if you can! The beautiful Queen Mary 2 is one of the greatest cruising experiences in the world. For more information on this trip, visit Cunard’s website. (Feel free to email me if you have questions.) And on November 5-12, I’ll be a guest speaker on a transatlantic crossing, Southampton-New York.
Much closer to home, I’ll be speaking at the Freeport Memorial Library (on Merrick Road in Freeport) again on Sunday, May 21 at 2:30 p.m. My subject will be “A Brief History of Modern Jazz Piano: From Bud Powell to Herbie Hancock and Beyond,” complete with rare film clips and audio. Admission is free. I’ll announce the event on Facebook soon.