Kids for Coltrane


Posted on: July 5, 2010

Click on the All About link above to read a review of Mr. Hentoff’s latest gem.  I am so  pleased  to see my work also mentioned in the review!!

“Hentoff’s life-long dedication to the individualization of education in America is reflected in articles on jazz programs in schools and it is heartening to learn that at least some school children are being weaned on the music of saxophonist John Coltrane. Second-grade teacher Christine Passarella, of Holliswood School in Queens, says to Hentoff of Coltrane’s music: “(It) tells children to be who they want to be, that it is OK to be different, it is OK to feel, and that we all need to be able to express who we are in our own way to find what writer and philosopher Joseph Campbell called ‘following your bliss.'” ~From Ian Patterson’s review

I am grateful to the brilliant writer Nat Hentoff  for including  “The Kids for Coltrane Project in Education” in his newest book.  It is hot off the presses, and I am  learning from his sixty years on the scene.  I am beyond thrilled that Mr. Hentoff’s last chapter in the section entitled  Master Teachers  focuses on my work with the children. It brings me such hope for the future!!

Run, don’t walk and pick up your copy of  At The Jazz Band Ball: Sixty Years On the Scene by Nat Hentoff

The “Kids for Coltrane” discovering our work is included in Nat Hentoff’s latest gem! What a  terrific uplifiting feeling!

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