Friday, May 23, 2014

What Becomes a Legend Most?

Question: What becomes a legend most? Answer: Being honored as such on the "Queens: Home to Jazz Legends" wall at Air Train JFK/Jamaica Train Station. Although I sometimes jokingly refer to myself as a "simple country girl from Brooklyn," having been born there, I was actually raised in Jamaica, Queens, home of many jazz legends, like Louis Armstrong, Billie Holiday, Count Basie, Milt Hinton, Illinois Jacquet, and Charles McPherson. 

My father, Richard Williams, worked with many of those named above--it's nice to see that all are being remembered for their contributions to modern American music.

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