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Pure Jazz Magazine Vol 7 Issue 1 Horace Silver-PJM 2016

Pure Jazz Magazine is a semi annual magazine featuring in depth Jazz stories, interviews plus other information you may find interesting. Based in Brooklyn, USA for the world.

Jo Ann Brewster-Cheatham

Jo Ann Brewster-Cheatham FOR THOSE WHO KNEW JO ANN THROUGH THE YEARS, WILL KNOW THAT “YES, I CAN” WAS THE ANSWER SHE UNSELFISHLY GAVE TO WHATEVER WAS IN DEMAND OF HER TO ASSIST IN MAKING ANY PLAN BIG OR SMALL REGARDLESS OF THE DIFFICULTY, A RESOUNDING SUCCESSFUL ENDEAVOR. I HAVE BEEN TOLD THAT IN THE DAYS OF OLD SOMEONE THUSLY DID STATE, “TALK SOFTLY, BUT CARRY A BIG STICK.” NOW JO ANN DID VERBALIZE QUITE SOFTLY BUT CHOSE TO CARRY AROUND LOVE IN HER HEART WHICH WAS SO MUCH MORE PLEASUREABLE TO WIELD AROUND RATHER THAN A BASEBALL BAT AND THAT’S A FACT. JAZZ WAS HER FORTE AND SHE WRAPPED HER WHOLE SELF IN IT TOTALLY EVERYDAY ALL THE WAY 24/7. JO AN ACCOMPLISHED MANY THINGS OF SIGNIFICANCE IN HER LIFETIME THAT HAD TRUE MEANING. HOWEVER, IT CAN BE SAID THAT THE ONE MOMENTOUS ACCOMPLISHMENT WHICH SHE WILL BE WELL REMEMBERED FOR WAS HER PRODUCTION OF THE PURE JAZZ MAGAZINE WHICH IS LIKE EXQUISITE CUISINE. IT HAS AND WILL CONTINUE TO BRING TO THE FOREFRONT MUSICIANS WHO HAVE HELPED TO KEEP THE LEGACY OF JAZZ ALIVE AND SWINGING, THE LIGHT DIMMED FOR JO ANN JUST A FEW DAYS AGO DON’T YOU KNOW, BUT HER LOVING SPIRIT WILL ALWAYS BE WITH US FOR SHE WAS DEDICATED TO THE PROPOSITION THAT ONE SHOULD NEVER SAY NEVER. AND WE FELLOW CONNOISSEURS OF FINE MUSIC DO ITERATE IN JO ANN’S MEMORY THAT JAZZ IS FOREVER, FOR IT IS THE REAL DEAL. With Fondest Memories, Harold Valle © Jazz Poet January 2016 Page 12 - Pure Jazz Magazine

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