I was blessed with a good education. When I was a child, I was fortunate to have parents who read to me and encouraged me to read. As a musician, I have been an advocate for using the arts to enrich a student’s educational experience and in particular to teach language arts.
In the process, I have followed and supported the development and growth of a stellar Chicago non-profit organization called Reading In Motion. Founded in 1983 by a couple of Chicago musicians who identified a need, they used their creative energies to focus on finding a more effective way to teach at-risk primary grade level children how to read. Their organization has created an innovative curriculum, which uses the arts to teach reading, that has moved it to the forefront of literacy education.
I am proud to support this organization and $5 from the sale of every digital album download and physical CD, beginning with the recent release of my new album last September, will be donated to Reading In Motion.
We can all make a difference, and it doesn’t have to cost a lot. Let’s join together and support every child’s need to read!
Spread some love, light, and good cheer for the holidays and keep some for yourself!
When you order a physical CD, you also will receive an immediate digital download of the album.
Click on the link below to order your music!
Click on the link below to learn more about the organization!
I’ve spent the last few weeks sending out promo copies and Kickstarter reward copies of Geography, and I’ve created a new way for you to listen to and buy all of my albums. As a result of numerous friendly prompts from fans, I have finally joined this rapidly moving digital age. Now, in addition to buying physical CDs, you can actually download digital copies of each album, as well as individual songs. Each album comes with its own pdf e-book containing the album art, credits, liner notes, and for Geography, the e-book also contains the song lyrics.
I am still getting my website up to speed, but in the meantime, you can go directly to my BandCamp store and check out the music!
Next stop, Twitter… Don’t laugh. I have my “handle” – ltjazz, and surprisingly, all of my Facebook Fan Page posts have been showing up there. I’m sure I must have clicked something that linked them somehow, but things happen so quickly that nowadays, if I blink, I end up somewhere else!