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Music Memory - Jess Frohman

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This week we hear from JAZZ.FM91 Promotions Manager Jess Frohman!

Everyone has a soundtrack to their life.
Mine was Stevie Wonder.
“Songs in the Key of Life”.
It seemed as the years went on that Stevie was with me for every significant moment of life.
In the track “Isn’t she Lovely” if you listen closely there are the cries and laughs of a young girl.
Growing up, I always thought that was the echoes of my own.
A dream of mine, I wanted to see Stevie live.
Bucket list type of thang.
I heard on a radio show that Stevie was coming out, on the road, for "A Wonder Summer's Night" tour. First time in years. Closest show, his home. Michigan.
Set my alarm for the ticket line and in no time,
A couple or so years later I’d wind up with a cap and gown from my home town University.
Parents proud,
They wrapped up a poster of Stevie Wonder, framed. I opened it, thrilled by the piece of art. I’d hang it on the wall. Cool.
One more gift,
2 tickets to see Stevie LIVE from Madison Square Garden.
I cried.
3 months later, the electric energy of the electric city I was fulfilling my dream.
Stevie came front and center and the first song “Isn’t She Lovely”.
2 sets through and through I cried.

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