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One of the reasons we have violence in the schools is we’ve taken music out of the schools.

Today’s title is a quote from legendary jazz artist Byard Lancaster who died in 2012 of cancer and in the wake of yet another school shooting tragedy, his quote cuts to the quick with the problems related to a society that sees culture as a luxury rather than a basic building block of becoming a happy and healthy member of society. Neo Classical’s author, Holly Mulcahy, wrote about this very point following a school shooting last September. In her article, she referenced Lancaster’s quote as well as a letter written to the […]

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Introducing the HEARTbeats Foundation

A large part of my time over the last week during my Los Angeles/San Francisco business trip was related to a new project I’m working on with the HEARTbeats Foundation, a new organization that strives to help children in need harness the power of music to better cope with, and recover from, the extreme challenges of poverty and conflict… (more…)

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