~ Art Blakey

Do you ever just have a hard week? No good excuse for it except what everyone deals with, which is to say life.  By the end of the week I was ready to curl into a fetal position and suck my thumb.

Then John invited the family to a concert Saturday night at the Albright Knox Jazz Series to hear Cindy Blackman, a revolutionary young drummer.

She was mesmerizing, cleansing and energizing!  When a person is trying to shake fear it is powerful to witness a beautiful woman beat the hell out of a traditional drum kit producing brilliant sound!  Wow!