Welcome to the first issue of The Jassman for 2015, now in its ninth year. At the risk of banging on, please ladies and gents, I am not on any so-cial or business sites. I don’t ‘do’ Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, etc. I’d like to keep it that way. Requests from readers asking to ‘follow’ me…

Will Friedwald reports on a Harlem theater festival that showcases the pianist and composer J.C. Johnson (Wall Street Journal). David Wie-gand writes about San Francisco’s Jazzschool, its artistic director An-thony Brown, its vocal director Laurie Antonioli, Marcos Silva who teaches Brazilian music, and its book and record shop (San Francisco Chronicle). David Dupont talks to…