Panel on MUSIC AND MUSICIANS AS INTERNATIONAL CULTURAL AMBASSADORS, which took place on the morning of Thursday, June 5, 2008 at the National Music Council Annual Meeting Forum (11:15 AM at 240 West 47th St. New York City). The event was taped for possible broadcast on New Jersey public television and elsewhere.
The panel, at least from my own perspective was very articulate, funny and informative... one of the best I have been on. Great introduction by David Sanders, president of NMC and moderating by Charles Sanders, music attorney and a brilliant man on many levels. David Amram? I could listen to this man for hours. Living legend of American Music. Evans J.R. Revere, president of The Korea Society, a moving story about the concert in North Korea. Mo Sacirbey, a long time friend and diplomat, with music and business background, brought U2 to Sarajevo. Tape of the panel will be available for the broadcast. Update will have the link.
Panel in the company of legendary composer Ervin Drake. Nice jacket Ervin.
Jon Cobert played piano on "Stand By Me" with John Lennon. Michael Mark made up lyrics today while playing. A very witty and talented musician.
A cordial moment with a 2008 American Eagle Award Honoree Tom Chapin. A tall man.
Nenad Bach and Lorin Maazel
A brief moment with introspective maestro Maazel, 2008 American Eagle Award Honoree
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I am thankful for the opportunity to be part of the event and an American systematic support of art.
Nenad N. Bach
New York, June 6th, 2008