Jazz Things To Do Before You Die : A Blog Supreme Lee Mergner, editor-in-chief of JazzTimes magazine, has issued an interesting column: a jazz bucket list. How many of Merger's tasks have you gotten to? And which additional things would be on your jazz bucket list?
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Jazz Things To Do Before You Die

Lee Mergner, editor-in-chief of JazzTimes, has issued an interesting column: a jazz bucket list. Cheekily, it's phlegmatically subtitled "Forty jazz-related things to do before you die (or Keith Jarrett kills you)." Ahem -- excuse me. Anyhow, I count that I've completed 13 of Mergner's challenges, including visiting the Institute of Jazz Studies at Rutgers, seeing Sonny Rollins and Ornette Coleman and visiting the Louis Armstrong House Museum in Queens. But I haven't been to the relatively nearby Woodlawn Cemetary, gone to jazz fantasy camp or been to Vaughan's in New Orleans to hear Kermit Ruffins -- at least not in person. How many of Merger's tasks have you gotten to? And what would be on your jazz bucket list? [JazzTimes: The Jazz Bucket List]

UPDATE: Trumpeter Ian Carey sums up some entertaining responses on his blog.