This poster is an homage to my father, Ned Farrier, and to the influence Jazz had on my early life. It was the music of Dad’s youth, and most of the time it was the background soundtrack in our house when I was a kid. He took me to Lenny’s on the Turnpike, a joint on Rt. 1 north of Boston, to see Coleman Hawkings when I was 13 years old. In Dad’s view, Duke Ellington’s music was the highest form of that genre. The play’s title comes from the Ellington/Bubber Miley composition, but it’s also a reference to what I think was one of my Dad’s dreams - to come back in his next life as a jazz musician. I hope he made it.