Ron Keezer, 1940-2020

My friend Ron Keezer passed away a couple of weeks ago in Eau Claire, his longtime home. Ron’s great contribution to the jazz scene is Wisconsin is chronicled in a variety of places around the Internet, with many tributes appearing since his death.  While I knew Ron for many years, I did not see him […]

Lyle Mays, 1953-2020.

I have thought a lot about Lyle Mays since his passing in February.  While much was said and written about Lyle after his death, so much has happened since then, he has again become something of a lost figure.  Jazz piano titan McCoy Tyner died only a few weeks later.  By then, the world was […]

It’s here.

Released in the spring of 2018, Wisconsin Riffs is now available.  You can order it from Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or, if you want to more directly support the enterprise, the Wisconsin Historical Society Press. The WHSP did a great job with it.  Well over 500 pages, with over 100 photos, it’s a really nice book. […]

Coming soon.

My new book, Wisconsin Riffs:  Jazz Profiles from the Heartland, is due to be released by the Wisconsin Historical Society Press in April 2018.  This site will contain announcements about book release events, as well as being the home for the discographies that go with the chapters of that book. I am pleased to announce one […]

This site is for:

My professional work.  It was started primarily to post the discography of my new book:  Wisconsin Riffs:  Jazz Profiles from the Heartland. Here is the link to that part of this website:  Discography Other aspects of my professional work are also posted here.