Interview with Lynne Jackson

10-7-14 – Audio Interview

Lynne Jackson is a rebel. She attended the prestigious Longy Music School where she did well in everything except playing the pieces she could never find “the discipline” to practice. Finally abandoning the attempt, she ran off to join the legion of dropouts living on the Boston Commons, sleeping in the Arlington Street Church and experiencing the joys and consequences of sex, drugs and rock and roll. Listen to the serendipitous way her life turned around; how she met and married Mike Palter, how, with him, she became one of the most affecting performers of the American Song Book. Hear her talk about the pivotal choice she and Mike had to make, a choice which lead to the birth of their son David, a miracle she was told could never happen, how they created the Jazz is a Rainbow program and came to have “the best of both worlds.”