Volume 8 Number 6
Austin Jazz Festival Preview by Evan Streusand and Rachelle Rouse
Begun in 1989 as the Clarksville Jazz Festival, the 2002 Festival continues DiverseArts' tradition of producing Austin's oldest jazz music event.
Happy Blues by Tom Benton
"When my gig is over everyone is happy. Everyone is smiling and telling me how good they feel."
An Interview with Mimi Fox by Meredith Wende
"I see more and more talented women on every instrument in countries all over. But I think it will be great when the question becomes obsolete, when I can talk about the music without being a 'female guitarist.'"
Jazz on a Summer's Day by Imani Evans
It's the document of a community's collective decision to transgress for one day, to be agitated sweetly by the stark testimonials of Dinah Washington, Louis Armstrong, Thelonious Monk, Gerry Mulligan, Anita O' Day, Mahalia Jackson, and others.
On the Up and Up by Erin Steele
Venues such as Jazz, The Elephant Room and Cedar Street Courtyard provide musicians a format in which to play and are visited by patrons with a lust for spirited music. In turn, the men and women who make the music do much more than just entertain those who have come to listen -- they are the pulse of Austin jazz.