Reuben Jackson is the host of Friday Night Jazz on Vermont Public Radio. He was curator of the Duke Ellington Collection at the Smithsonian in Washington, DC for 20 years. His music reviews have been published in The Washington Post, Jazz Times, on National Public Radio’s All Things Considered, and in other journals and magazines. Reuben is also a poet whose work has appeared in over 30 anthologies and in a volume entitled fingering the keys. He lives in Winooski, Vermont.