Nancy Wilson would grace the stage of the world famous Blue Note Jazz Club every April at its Spring Vocal Session. In 1996/1997, I saw her performance, but the show in 1997, famed jazz drummer/composer/ band leader Chico Hamilton came with wife Helen and daughter Denise and friends.

After the show, I arranged a backstage visit to link the two “Californians” on a surprise meet.

Needless to say Nancy was surprised to see him. It was a great night at “The Note”.