The IAJE (Internation Association of Jazz Educators) conference is in NYC this year. I was able to get a free pass through school. That new Ken Burns Documentary about jazz is on PBS too. They’re making a big deal about it too. I heard they’re even getting jazz played at NBA games. I’m not exactly sure who “they” are, but it’s nice to see jazz getting some action in the mainstream, even if it’s just for a few weeks. I’ll have to miss the first couple episodes since I’m going to try and make a few shows at IAJE, but it’s PBS, so I’m sure they’ll have it on re-runs. IAJE reminds me a lot of MusicFest Canada from when I went in high school. I ran into a few teachers from back home and a lot of friends who also made the trip down to NYC.