‘Jamey Aebersold: An Improvised Life!’

Carnegie Center Director Sally Newkirk calls Jamey Aebersold “our guy.” The jazz artist from New Albany may be local, but he works on an international level. As a result, the exhibition “Jamey Aebersold: An Improvised Life!” is as big as the world. As a musician, he received the National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Master award in 2014. As an art educator, he recently celebrated 50 years of his “Play-A-Long” series, a unique way to teach jazz. And as a philanthropist, his passions include being involved in anti-smoking campaigns and providing musical instruments to prisoners. Plus, there’s a “Seinfeld” connection.


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‘Jamey Aebersold: An Improvised Life!’

Jo Anne Triplett is the contributing visual arts editor at LEO Weekly. She’s a past member of the Mayor’s Advisory Committee on Public Art, was the content advisor on the Glassworks Building video, and has written for Louisville Magazine, Kentucky Homes and Gardens and the national publication Glass Craftsman. Jo Anne came to Louisville from Washington, D.C. where she worked as a researcher and writer for the Smithsonian American Art Museum.



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