BEACHES JAZZ FESTIVAL 2017

by Bill King Nearly thirty years have passed since I took a bike ride along the Martin Goodman trail in search of a suitable location for a potential new jazz festival. It was co-producer Bruce Davidson of my nationally syndicated Jazz Report Radio Network who suggested Amstel Beer was looking to back a festival. It just happened I found myself in Kew Gardens, just east of Woodbine Avenue, down front a rickety bandstand and an all-women trad-band playing under a hot July sun. I notified Bruce of my discovery and he took it from there. The Amstel thing never...

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