The Jazz Bucket List

Found this JazzTimes column from a post on the great NPR jazz blog, A Blog Supreme.  Forty jazz-related things to do before you die.  Trumpeter Ian Carey also had a humorous response to the bucket list on his blog.  It turns out I've actually done a few, and plan on doing a few more.


  • Memorize at least one solo from a famous jazz record and hum it for someone who might actually recognize it
  • See Sonny Rollins or Ornette Coleman perform anywhere, any time
  • Tour the American Jazz Museum in Kansas City
  • Buy the CD of a local jazz musician playing a gig where no one pays attention to the music, ever
  • Experience A-list vocal jazz in concert: Dianne Reeves, Cassandra Wilson or Kurt Elling should do it (performing with Dianne Schuur probably counts)
Read More