6 Apr 2009

Jazz in New York

Posted by Deborah

I heard some pretty incredible live jazz when I was in New Orleans a couple of years ago, but the musicians I heard this past weekend in New York have blown that out of the water.

We went to Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola at Lincoln Center for a friend’s birthday. (Good call, Clair.) I think my favorite part was the dance-off between the trumpet and trombone players, peppered with competitive musical riffs. At the end of the show, a horde of current and former students joined in a classic funeral march. I wouldn’t have guessed they were students by the quality of their sound.

If I hadn’t been so exhausted from the trip up, I would’ve stayed for the late-late night set that started at 1:30 a.m. I highly recommend checking this place out if you happen to need something to do in NY. There’s discounts for student IDs and paid admission to the late show gets you free entry to the late-late set.

In other news, the past two months have been packed with wedding planning. I didn’t think my dress alterations made for exciting blogs, so that’s why I spared you the details. I also went to an exercise conference in late February. I’m now certified to teach “striptease aerobics,” which means I can “officially” require my cardio students to get raunchy in class. 🙂

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