1/30/13 – Though highly inspired to take a breather after the so-called “holidays,” it’s hard to sit still with all the big events and conferences going on! We passed on attending MIDEM in Cannes this year (very painful to NOT go to Cannes in January) so that we could go to the rapidly growing JazzConnect in NYC. Since it’s in conjunction with the Winter JazzFest in the Village and the APAP conference, it’s an easy can’t-miss. The NAMM show in LA was its usual stunning, leather-panted, mind-altering self, and then upcoming in April, besides our 11th Annual Ballard Jazz Festival(!), is the JazzAhead Conference in Bremen, Germany, and then the JazzWeek Summit at the Detroit Jazz Festival comes over Labor Day weekend. See you out there, brave people!