Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Three Wishes

Dear Mr Colligan,
We are three students from a French high school called Pierre et Claude
Virlogeux. We are all 17. We are really pleased to write to you.
The 26th edition of the music festival called ‘Jazz en Tête’ will start on
Monday October 14th in our area. As part of the festival, we are currently
working on jazz music in our English class. Indeed, our English teacher is
preparing us for a meeting with two musicians who will take part in the
festival: a pianist (Laurent de Wilde) and a double bass player (Essiet
Okon Essiet). We will also attend their concert.
In the 50s, 60s and 70s, Pannonica de Koenigswarter, aka Nica or the Jazz
Baroness befriended such giants as Thelonious Monk, Charlie Parker, Bud
Powell and many more. Over the course of a decade, she asked 300 musicians
what their three wishes in life were, jotting them all down in a notebook.
Today our aim is to follow in her footsteps. That’s the reason why, just
like Pannonica with lots of great jazz men, we would like to ask you what
would be your three wishes  if you could make them come true.
We would be very grateful if you could spare a few moments to answer the

Hélène, Thomas and Jade

Dear Hélène, Thomas and Jade,

Bonjour. My three wishes? Hmmm.

These are in no particular order.

1. World Peace.
2. A great life for my son.
3. More gigs for my band.

Bonne chance!

-George Colligan

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