As the summer gets ready to kick in, I will be very busy covering lots of great music around the area. First, it is going to be my honor to be the official journalist covering the memorial concert for my dearest friend Skip Morris this coming Friday, June 9th in Detroit. With a great line-up including Branford Marsalis, Joe Locke, Ralph Peterson, The Baylors, and many more, it promises to be a wonderful event. Then it will be off to Pittsburgh for the Jazz Live Festival featuring a stellar line-up of which two offerings are really special to me- Hudson and Roy Ayers! Cleveland's Tri-C Jazzfest then kicks off the following weekend before I take some time off for my annual vacation to the Smoky Mountains. Keep posted for my coverage of all these great happenings!