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BUEN INICIO DE 2013!!! JEN 2013 / NOTICIAS DOMINICANAS

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BUEN INICIO DE 2013!!
Primero, Feliz Año Nuevo a todos!! Comenzé el año en la Conferencia del Jazz Education Network (JEN) en Atlanta, GA. Fué un evento impresionante. Maravillosos conciertos y clínicas. Fué grandioso reconectar con viejos amigos y conocer algunos nuevos, entre ellos Shawn y Darden Purcell, Don Aliquo, Mike Jenner, Gene Perla, Rubén Alvárez, Dave Stamps, y muchos más.  Mi familia y yo manejamos desde Colorado a Tennessee. Ellos se quedaron en TN mientras yo iba a Atlanta con mi gran amigo y fenomenal guitarrista Steve Kovalcheck. El viaje entero (CO-TN) toma unos dos días (20 horas de manejo), pero valió la pena cada minuto.
Volviendo a Atlanta y el JEN... UNC estuvo bien presente:  Un concierto impresionante por la Lab 1, dirigida por Dana Landry.Jim White tocó increible con el trio de Mike Pope.Otro concierto impresionante fué el de 7 on 7 (con los profesores de UNC Dana, Steve, Jim, y Erik más Don Aliquo, Clay Jenkins y Paul Mckee)  Entonces, (REDOBLE)... mi clínica…

GOOD START FOR 2013!! JEN 2013 / DOMINICAN NEWS

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GOOD START FOR 2013!! 
First, Happy New Year everyone! I began the year at the Jazz Education Network (JEN) Conference in Atlanta, GA. It was an amazing event! Great performances and clinics. It was great reconnecting with many friends, among them Shawn and Darden Purcell, Don Aliquo, Mike Jenner, Gene Perla, Rubén Alvárez, Dave Stamps, and many more. We (my family and I) drove from Colorado to Tennessee. They stayed there while I rode to Atlanta with my great friend and phenomenal musician Steve Kovalcheck. The entire trip (CO - TN)  takes about 2 days, but worth every minute.  Back to Atlanta and the JEN...UNC was very present:  An amazing performance by Lab 1, conducted by Dana LandryJim White played with Mike Pope's trio. Incredible!Another astounding performance by 7 on 7 (Dana, Jim, Steve, and Erik from UNC plus Don Aliquo, Clay Jenkins, and Paul McKee)
Then, (DRUM ROLL)... my clinic: It went really well!!! The Learning Center was packed and people really enjoyed what I taug…