What’s that, Thomas Wolfe, about not being able to go home again? Tell that to Jared Sims.
In 1996, the saxophonist was graduated from West Virginia University with a degree in jazz studies. Twenty years later, having made his mark in New England as a musician, bandleader, educator, and all-around musical instigator, and acquired two graduate degrees, he returned to his alma mater to head up its jazz studies program.
How successful has Sims’s homecoming been? Very, judging by his potent new album, Change of Address.