Category Archives: Female vocalists

Robin Hilt ~ Jazz Vocalist

Photographer Mark Gladding took some pictures of my band at a charity event last weekend. I’ve seen maybe ten of the hundreds of photos he shot. This one is my favorite so far: Robin Hilt is one very special and … Continue reading

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In the Mood 2013 ~ Charity Theater Run

What a great theater run this year for the Sky Notes Orchestra. I will have some videos next week. A message from the war front to our friends watching our house, “If you forgot to feed the cat, don’t bother … Continue reading

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MJJO Guest Vocalist, Tae Phoenix

“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

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“In the Mood” 2012

“It’s been a big week for our side. Over on the beaches of Normandy our boys have fired the opening guns of the long awaited drive to liberate the world.” ~ Glenn Miller during a radio broadcast of “I Sustain … Continue reading

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Gordon Goodwin ~ Too Close for Comfort

The Microsoft Jumpin’ Jive Orchestra luv’s this chart sung by our own Shaz. We don’t play a lot of Gordon Goodwin’s stuff because it is so fricken’ hard to do well. This one took a lot of practice, but we … Continue reading

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Nude du Jour: The Musician

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Overjoyed

“After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible, is music.” ~ Aldous Huxley Esperanza Spalding is an American multi-instrumentalist best known as a jazz bassist and singer, who draws upon many genres in her own compositions. In 2011, … Continue reading

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Microsoft Jazz Band Vocalists ~ 2011

I wanna give a shout out to the fab vocalists for the Microsoft Jazz Band 2011 season. The crowds loved them, danced to them, and couldn’t get enough. Much of the standard Jazz repertoire was written for the voice and … Continue reading

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God Bless the Child

“Christmas is a necessity. There has to be at least one day of the year to remind us that we’re here for something else besides ourselves.” ~ Eric Sevareid My young grandchildren are so excited about the arrival of Christmas. … Continue reading

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Gershwin, a Lovely Voice and Bari Fun

As part of the “In the Mood” show I got to play bari sax on this lovely Dave Wolpe arrangement of Gershwin’s “Summertime”. The vocalist was the lovely and talented Robin Hilt. It is very rare for me to get … Continue reading

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