MLS Featured on Jazz Journalists Association Website

This is my year of leaving the “kids’ table,” as far as attempting to look – and feel like a professional. So, in my ongoing quest to break the glass ceiling of jazz writing – or at least, scratch it up a little – I’ve joined the Jazz Journalists Association. JJA President Howard Mandel kindly…

Cliff Beach: Soul, Everywhere

Cliff Beach tried out for “American Idol” in 2003 after spending three days and nights on the street in front of the Rose Bowl with thousands of other hopefuls, and made it all the way to the finals before getting the boot from Simon Cowell and his fellow judges. Undaunted by this experience, Beach, an…