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    Brush With Greatness - TJ Kennedy

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    Today's Brush with Greatness comes from listener TJ Kennedy:

    "My brush with greatness happened in 1996 when I was 16. I had  been playing trumpet since 1992, and I went to my high school music teacher Daniel Stephens - who had a huge impact in my life - to ask who he thought the best current trumpeter in the world was.

    He said without hesitation 'Wynton Marsalis.'

    Later that day, after school, I went home, and turned on the TV as background noise for homework I had to do. As I flipped through the channels, I noticed a jazz group playing on one of the channels, and it happened to be Wynton Marsalis in the middle of a solo.

    I was immediately transfixed. And that was it - the fateful day I fell in love with jazz.

    Mr Stephens taught me at Waterdown District High School from 1995-1999. My passion and love for jazz is because of him."

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