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Bob Perkins Revealed on All About Jazz

"BP with the GM"= Bob Perkins
"BP with the GM"= Bob Perkins

Are you curious about the legendary "BP with the GM" who keeps you company throughout the week? Read all about the life and times of our beloved Mr. Perkins in a very interesting article on the popular jazz website All About Jazz.

"It's that old question, "What is Jazz?" It's like asking "What is Love?" It's "candylicious," like that old candy bar commercial. You know what it is, but you can't quite put it into words. You know it when you hear it, but try to explain it, it confounds you. It's nothing short of amazing to me that a guy can pick up a horn and play "Sweet and Lovely" or "Stella by Starlight" a hundred times, and each time it's different. And each time, it's like he's telling a new story." --Bob Perkins

Click Here to read more "candylicious" quotes from Mr. Perkins in Victor L. Schermer's in-depth article.

You can also read about BP's well-attended lecture at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts last month. Bob helped illuminate the connections between the current exhibition at PAFA, Barkley L. Hendricks: Birth of the Cool, and Miles Davis' landmark album Birth of the Cool.? Click here to read the PAFA article.