The Third Eye, is the story of an African American Fulbright Scholar on assignment to create a jazz program at the classically oriented Academy of Arts/University of Novi Sad, Serbia.
The book shows him assessing and creating a meaningful workshop for the classical students, "On-the-fly", who speak a completely different language, learn at a different rate, and follow a completely different economic system.
This book explains in detail-in his own words-the precepts, concepts, and methods of his creative 'thought' process. Teaching the students to flow freely, improvising on the spot. We see the feelings, thoughts, and reactions to situations that unexpectedly arise in this foreign Republic and how he meets a group of people, of all ages, that will forever change is life.
This book gives the point of view of an accomplished New York City jazz musician, Ivy League educated instrumentalist, singer, composer, and producer, who trains these Serbian university & community students to play, sing the blues, and learn Negro Spirituals in 2 months. The successes of the program leads to the community wanting development of The Serbia Children's JazzFest.