Don Anderson is a trumpet player who almost religiously participates in the weekly jam session. Originally from Boston, Mr. Anderson has played jazz for quite a long time and has encountered a number of jazz scenes. In his interview, he notes that upon first moving to Northampton he was a shocked at the lack of musical activity. However, when a friend introduced him to the jazz workshop he was “blown away” by this “fantastic” scene. Mr. Anderson’s interview highlights the meaning of the jam session to the many local musicians who have made this workshop an integral part of their lives.

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