Joanne Brackeen, What Was the First Album You Ever Bought?

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“It was a jazz album, that’s for sure. But I don’t know what it would have been.

“It might have been a Frankie Carle album. It probably was. That’s how I learned to play when I was 11 years old. My parents already had a couple of his albums, but I probably went out and bought some more of his records. I was probably 11 or 12 years old.”

Veteran pianist and 2018 NEA Jazz Master Joanne Brackeen teams up with James Francies and Aaron Goldberg for the Piano Summit at 3pm on Saturday (February 17) at Hudson Hall in Hudson. The concert is part of the inaugural Hudson Jazz Festival, and tickets are $25.

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