Taylor Ho Bynum’s Acoustic Bicycle Tour Hits Portland

English: Taylor Ho Bynum, Moers Festival 2007
English: Taylor Ho Bynum, Moers Festival 2007 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

From wweek.com:

Some years ago, while jazz composer-cornetist Taylor Ho Bynum was at his day job at New York’s Creative Capital Foundation, he gazed up at a map of the United States and, remembering the 800-mile bike trip down the East Coast he and a friend had taken when he was 19, wondered: Wouldn’t it be fun to bike through some of those places on tour?  The bike-tour model gives me a different connection to the reality of the places I’m playing,” Bynum says. “I meet people I’d never meet [otherwise]. And we can have a conversation that opens them up to check out music in a way that you’ll never get from 30 seconds on YouTube. It’s a way to proselytize for the work without having to compromise it.”