Broome Arts Mirror

Yes, this has been a particularly rough year for Greater Binghamton, and more than one of you will be saying "Good riddance!" as you raise your champagne flute Thursday in the waning moments of 2009. But art has always had the power to salvage the darkest day. What bright memories of artistic endeavour -- visual or performance -- will you carry with you from this year?...
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"Eternal Interlude," a CD by Binghamton native John Hollenbeck and his group, has been nominated for a Grammy for "best large jazz ensemble album." The category is for large jazz ensembles, including big band sounds; albums must contain 51 percent or more instrumental tracks. Hollenbeck also is featured in an article on the future of jazz in this week's "Newsweek." (FYI: The Grammy ceremony is Jan. 31.)
If you have memories of Hollenbeck's Binghamton days, please share.
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