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I accidently found a recording of this band and just loved the bari sax line. So I thought I’d drop this here so that I can find it later, especially if I ever do a small jazz ensemble again. The … Continue reading
More photos of the Microsoft Jumpin’ Jive Orchestra from the David Nadalin and Nadalin Photography.
“From childhood I was passionately fond of music and wanted to be a musician. I have no recollection of any real desire ever to be anything else.” ~ John Philip Sousa Suzy and I will be performing in our third … Continue reading
“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
“I’ve often cringed when I heard myself described as a jazz singer. I’ve always thought of myself as a jazz vocalist.” ~ Cassandra Wilson After a gig at Winterfest 2013 a young lady walked up to the band and said, … Continue reading
“With every gig we have to prove ourselves better than the night before.” ~ Ron Wood And after a long running gig, there is usually profound sadness. But then, there is always the next gig to get ready for.
“Talking about music is like dancing about architecture.” ~ Thelonious Monk Here is one of the videos we made of the Microsoft Jumpin’ Jive Orchestra last year. Enjoy.
“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
“Without music, life would be a mistake.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche Found at the Community-music (band/orchestra) group on Yahoo. Are you looking for great music from the past? A quick check on BandMusic PDF Library reveals that there are many early … Continue reading