Jon Poses at right with Frank Wess, a National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Master who played at Murry's in Columbia recently passed away at age 91. Poses was recently named a Jazz Hero. The award from the Jazz Journalists' Association will be presented at 5:00 p.m. today at the We Always Swing Jazz Series office in Columbia.
Over thirty-five years ago, Jon Poses came to Columbia for a journalism degree. He's long since got that degree. Today, for consistent advocacy of live jazz in Columbia, Jon Poses was recently named a 2014 Jazz Journalists Association 'Jazz Hero.'
From experience I can confirm that it’s hard work to become decent on a musical instrument. No matter the musical genre or instrument, it takes consistent practice to become listenable. I’m not saying I’ve gotten listenable yet with my bass and guitar playing.