Warm thanks to visual artist Apierre2, who traveled all the way from Barstow to San Diego last night to deliver two of his signature resin-sealed portraits to us at Dizzy's. I love the colors in this image (based on a photo by Tom Kwas). Great to meet you and your family, Mr. Plummer!
Stumbling across this ridiculous photo today (31 years later), I'm overwhelmed with gratitude for GRANT WOLF, who somehow was able to see past the silly clothes and cocky attitude, and steer this kid onto the right path to a beautiful life in music. Wolf was an inspiring teacher and was one of the first adults to take my jazz aspirations seriously. His encouragement was profoundly important to me at a critical time in my development. I wish he were here so I could thank him.