A veteran jazz pianist talks about Jazz on the Tube

Dear Jazz on the Tube:

Thanks for what you do.

I’m 77 and have spent my whole life playing jazz.

I’ve learned more from watching the treasures you’ve presented except for:

1. Standing next to Monk for a whole set at the 5 Spot
2. Sitting next to Bill Evans’ left elbow at the Bohemian Caverns
3. 3 feet from Teddy Wilson at The Showboat
4. 4 feet from McCoy Tyner at the Blues Alley
5. 2 feet from Bobby Thomas at the AbeArts Jazz Mecca

Your video discoveries continue to deepen my understanding.

Expect the best–

–Derwyn Holder

Website: Derwyn Holder

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