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maandag 20 oktober 2008

Toots the Jazz Master

Congratulations to Toots Thielemans (86), Belgium's (Europe's?) finest jazz musician. He received a National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) award. He is now an official Jazz Master (the first European to receive the award). And well deserved it is. Noone who has seen him live, remains untouched by this giant's virtuosity and emotion-laden technique.

Jazz Middelheim (Antwerp) 2008

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Francis Deblauwe zei

In tribute to the 2009 NEA Jazz Masters and esp. Toots Thielemans, my fellow Belgian immigrant to the US, I researched the Google-popularity of these musicians from 2004 to now. I also checked on which countries were most interested in the individual musicians. The results may surprise you! See my Word Face-Off blog.