When drummer Tony Day invited me to sit in on a Sunday night at Kelsey’s in Atlantic City, I didn’t know what to expect. The last time I’d sung in the casino city was way back in the day when musicians could still get regular gigs there. Not so anymore. The casinos are barely hanging on. But I wondered if there could be a musical renaissance happening outside the slot and roulette scene.

Writer, historian, jazz singer-songwriter, PhD American Studies. Authored 6 YA history books and the play “Last Call at the Downbeat”

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