Saturday, June 12, 2010

Meet The Critic

There was a really nice moment at the end of yesterday's Meet the Artist session with Sonny Rollins.

Resident Festival critic Bob Blumenthal thanked the audience for their support of the series, and mentioned this has been his 10th year in the role(!)

Sonny Rollins and the rest of the house were already on their feet since the session was concluding, and the Saxophone Colossus joined the enthusiastic, grateful crowd in clapping at Bob's quiet announcement.

Right on cue with his hallmark quick wit, Bob popped off with:

"I never thought I'd see the day I'd be getting a standing ovation from Sonny Rollins!"

Thank you, Bob, for your ten years with Discover Jazz and for being one of the reasons the festival lives up to its name every year. We are much the richer for your expertise, your humor, and your gentle encouragement to share thoughts and learn more about the art.

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