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Mouthpiece Sale Blowout!

Sunday, 24 August 2014, starting a 1 PM (pacific time), Quinn the Eskimo Vintage Horns will be listing lots of clarinet and saxophone mouthpieces. Many of these auctions will start at 99 cents with no minimums. You can view these … Continue reading

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Microsoft Jumpin’ Jive Orchestra is on Holiday Break

“Once again, we come to the Holiday Season, a deeply religious time that each of us observes, in his own way, by going to the mall of his choice.” ~ Dave Barry On the tenth anniversary of this swing band … Continue reading

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Microsoft Jumpin’ Jive Orchestra Pictures

“You don’t take a photograph. You ask, quietly, to borrow it.” ~Anon I asked a friend of mine to take some photos at the last Microsoft Jumpin’ Jive Orchestra gig. We have a lot of fun playing swing music, especially … Continue reading

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New Big Band Fronts ~ You Choose

I am designing the next band fronts for my band. Do y’all have a fav?     I’m leaning toward the black background with the font from the white sample above. But I actually like all of these. We were … Continue reading

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Lesson One: Fronting a band at a Bar

“People don’t dance to brilliant guitar solos or heady changes, they dance to the hook lyrics of a simple chorus.” This was posted in Miami craigslist by a club owner about the bands he encounters, and also the realities of … Continue reading

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Musician Gig Snapshot ~ 2012

“The Music Business is a cruel and shallow money trench, a long plastic hallwaywhere thieves and pimps run free and good men die like dogs. There’s also anegative side.” ~ falsely accredited to Hunter S. Thompson Recently this article popped … Continue reading

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Microsoft Jumpin’ Jive Orchestra ~ 2012

My all-time favorite big band, that I’ve played in, is the Microsoft Jumpin’ Jive Orchestra. Here is a slow number to dance to with your sweetie. Made up of hobbyist musicians, backed up by some ringers, this band is just … Continue reading

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