Sweet Velzoe Brown by Norman Walker

The Apple Seed

  • Jul 18, 2017 6:00 pm
  • 5:00

Velzoe Brown, was a jazz pianist who started playing as a teenager and continued to play well after her hundredth birthday. She was an inspiration for a lot of people, including Norman Walker. Learn more about Norman Walker by visiting: www.storytellers-conteurs.ca/Norman-Walker

What sparked an interest in jazz?

2:53 MINS

There are some story windows through which you can look and see the whole story of America, spread out before you. For example, you can look at the story of baseball and find in it the whole story of America. The story of the National Parks might be another one of those windows. Or the history of American churches. We’ve looked through some of those windows on other episodes of the Apple Seed and so in this episode we’re peeking through the window of jazz. Sam fired up some recording equipment somewhere between sound check and downbeat of a recent gig with some friends of his – Ryan Tilby, Ian Camp, and Keith Sorensen. We coupled their feelings, observations, and experiences playing jazz over the years along with some songs and stories. Segments included in this episode:

There are some story windows through which you can look and see the whole story of America, spread out before you. For example, you can look at the story of baseball and find in it the whole story of America. The story of the National Parks might be another one of those windows. Or the history of American churches. We’ve looked through some of those windows on other episodes of the Apple Seed and so in this episode we’re peeking through the window of jazz. Sam fired up some recording equipment somewhere between sound check and downbeat of a recent gig with some friends of his – Ryan Tilby, Ian Camp, and Keith Sorensen. We coupled their feelings, observations, and experiences playing jazz over the years along with some songs and stories. Segments included in this episode: