Uncategorized | April 10, 2004

By virtue of location, Columbia has found itself a lucky stopping place for many famous faces traveling the highway track across the U.S. Last week was no exception with Michael Byers, Michael Cunningham, Spike Lee and Herbie Hancock all making visits to the University’s campus. Unfortunately I was unable to attend any of the lectures or concerts, however I did to hear Herbie Hancock speak post-show about jazz and the importance of jazz today. I returned home from bartending the Hancock after party, warm with excitement of being in the same room as a jazz legend. This week, I formed a deeper appreciation for Columbia, not only it’s convenient location for travelers, but also the University’s effort to bring notable figures to the community. Forget the boring, drab Midwest, I’m feeling pretty lucky to be in Columbia right now.