Music in the Trees Brooch
As you wander around downtown Fredericton during the Harvest Jazz and Blues Festival, pay close attention; you just might hear the music the trees make. Perhaps, during festivals past, as you’ve watched some of the world’s finest jazz and blues musicians performing under the stars, you’ve looked up and noticed the swinging and swaying of tree branches far above. You may have assumed it was the cool, crisp September breeze causing them to move — but it’s more than that; it’s the trees responding to each note, each beat of the drum, with their own natural rhythms. When the leaves rustle, that’s the hymn of the universe you hear—the anthem of nature. It’s the music the trees make as they celebrate the power of jazz, the poetry of the blues.