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Words escaped me

Submitted by Josh Grossman on Thu Dec 6 4:48pm

And now, of course, that I'm ready to jump back into the fray, I have too many things to cram into one blog...So I'll touch on a few things briefly.

Thank you Geoff

Submitted by Josh Grossman on Mon Sep 10 5:18pm

You may have already heard that former Toronto Star jazz (and theatre) writer Geoff Chapman passed away yesterday after a long illness. We send condolences to his wife Bilgi and their family.

Phoenix rising?

Submitted by Josh Grossman on Thu Aug 16 4:21pm

First - kudos to Daniel Jamieson and his Danjam Orchestra. I caught their opening set last night at The Rex and the band sounded great. Some top musicians from Toronto and New York, and excellent writing. If you missed them last night, you can catch them again tonight at The Rex starting at 9:30 pm - details here.

And now on to the topic of the day. A few weeks back I wrote about the demise of Cafe Paradiso in Ottawa. With this week came news of a club closing here in Toronto - The Trane Studio.

A few Thursday thoughts

Submitted by Josh Grossman on Thu Aug 9 3:57pm

Jeanette and I were so excited to celebrate Adelaide's first birthday on Monday. It has been quite a year - she has mastered so much already. One thing we're still working on, though, is sleeping through the night. Last night featured kind of the opposite of sleeping through the night, which means I'm a bit tired today, which means (as you may know from previous posts) I'm finding it extra more harder to write in coherent sentences using the bestest grammar. So with that in mind, a few random (i.e. shorter) thoughts for this rainy Thursday afternoon: