Philadelphia-area abstract painter Ellen Priest has used jazz as the subject for her layered, collaged paintings since 1990. Most recently, she completed a four-year body of work titled, “Jazz: Edward Simon’s ‘Venezuelan Suite’ #1
My name is Julius but you can call me TJ.
I grew up down Jamaica way.
I run marathons so I know how to hump it.
I especially like to play a lot of jazz trumpet.
Love my music from swing to bop.
Will jam all night till the people say stop.
Jazz is the message of my desire
Blow baby blow whi