How a Kids Band in Barcelona Rekindled My Love of Jazz

Booklet from a 1974 festival, inaugurated with a Benny Goodman concert.
The irony of the title for the evening’s program prompted more than a few chuckles among the attendees.
Scott Hamilton in 1980.
The Manhattan Transfer in the late ’70s: (l. to r.) Tim Hauser, Janis Siegel, Alan Paul, Laurel Masse.
Struggle’s mailing list post card for upcoming performances, c. 1986.
The letter I wasn’t sure I’d ever receive.


Chega de saudade Andrea Motis Joan Chamorro Quintet & Scott Hamilton

(l. to r.) Rita Payes, Eva Fernandez, Joan Chamorro, Andrea Motis, Magali Datzira.
( r.) Joan Chamorro, Carla Motis, Bengt-Ove Bostrom, Elia Bastida.
Joan Chamorro with my article on the SAJB for “The Syncopated Times” magazine.



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Garry Berman

Garry Berman

Pop Culture historian, Freelance Writer, Author, specializing in American comedy history in films, radio, and TV. Beatles and jazz enthusiast, animal lover.