Wednesday, January 30, 2013

NWU Reading

Mugging with Elaine Gottlieb

Had a great time at the National Writers Union Book Gala. People loved the Jake stories and Bill Littlefield was a great keynote speaker. If you don't listen to him on It's Only a Game on WBUR, please check it out. He is so thoughtful.

Sunday, January 27, 2013

It's Never "Only a Game" to Jake

I'm excited to be chosen as one of the readers at today's National Writer's Union Annual Book Gala. And as if that weren't enough, the keynote speaker is Bill Littlefield, host of NPR's "It's Only a Game," full of intelligent, thoughtful commentaries on sports, which Jake, the ultimate sports fan would have enjoyed very much.

Jake's in the middle of the back row of this picture with his baseball team. He was a very good athlete--runner and baseball player--and at one point considered giving up music for sports. His wise older brother Billy counseled him against that, thankfully!

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Bucky and Howard come to town

Always great to see Howard Alden and the ever-dapper Bucky Pizzarelli who come to town last night to play some fabulous music with Jon Weatley at the Jazz Guitar Jubilee in Lexington. As you can see, they're very excited about the book!

Jon, Howard and Bucky made some amazing sounds together

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Jake Fans at Scullers

Hearing Roy Hargrove at Scullers gave me a chance to catch up with a few Jake Hanna fans.

Roy Hargrove with the Jake book and
a Berklee water bottle
Larry Clothier raises a glass to Jake,
his friend
Justin Robinson plays a mean sax
and appreciated Jake's music