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)