Hey Jonathon :) I went to Oklahoma for a week, and then I spent another week driving through Hershey, PA, Connecticut, Boston, and Rhode Island- good to be back in NYC, though Boston was wonderfully charming!
I'll be studying at Queens College this fall, and it is true they have an excellent jazz program, though it is only for graduate students :( I'll be studying classical music for a BA there. But I did get accepted into the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music, if that's the school you mean :) Unfortunately, I'll have to study jazz independently while I'm a QC undergrad! Hope all is well with you!
Thanks for the welcoming words, Jonathan! I studied piano all my life through college, where I got a music degree, but haven't practiced much since then. Now I mostly just listen to great music, which there is no lack of in NYC
Sorry for answering this late, I didn't saw it 'til now. I gain this interest because I went to a concert of Indra Swara (I play with this group) and I fell in love with Gamelan, esthetically and musically, that's why I started playing. I came to a curse that they -Indra Swara- organized. They're mexican too, I'll post a video for you to listen to us. ;D