In a few minutes, the Bad Plus will head to Vancouver while Obama is still technically president and return tomorrow under the rule of Trump.

That is, of course, if the nice Canadians let us in! Hard to blame them if they just start turning Americans away…

While there’s plenty of blame to go around within our borders, we can’t blame our friends in other countries. Many people everywhere love American arts and entertainment. Specifically, jazz is in large part subsidized by Europe. To all those fans and family: We are sorry. We have got to do better.