We wanted to take some time today and post a few words in tribute to the late Jazz saxophonist/flutist James Moody who lost his battle with pancreatic cancer yesterday at age 85. Moody’s career spanned well over 60 years, now that’s an artist… to have over six decades of something to “say”. Moody thank you for the sound and the jovial nature of your personality which was reflected in your playing. Rest in peace.

Ivan Orr is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, performer, and writer. A native of Charlottesville, Virginia Ivan was involved with the forming and nascent days of The Music Resource Center as its first Program Director. A graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University’s Department of Music, Ivan currently resides in Richmond, VA where he maintains an active performance and production schedule while serving as the Music Editor for Grown Folks Music, a position he has held since 2010.