Category Archives: Theater

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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After the gig…

“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.

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Baritone and Alto Sax 2012

“If music be the food of love, play on.” ~ William Shakespeare A friend of mine took this picture of my pit set up for the “In the Mood” show. With just the two saxes, changing instruments was not a … 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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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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Why Don’t You Do Right?

Suzy and I spent a couple of months of practice and five weekend daze doing this year’s production of “In the Mood” with the Sky Notes Orchestra. How much fun is that! Suzy covered tenor sax and clarinet and I … Continue reading

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Community Big Bands ~ Music for Swing Dance Lovers

Suzy and I were sitting in with the “In the Mood” big band last night. We have agreed to play in five of the six theater shows of a USO like production. She is playing the clarinet and tenor sax. … Continue reading

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“In the Mood” theater run, take two

This year wife Suzy (tenor, clarinet), friend Bob (bass bone), friend Bill (lead trumpet), and I (alto & bari sax, sop & bass clarinet) will be a part of the “In the Mood” big band. It is a theater show … Continue reading

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Seattle: A Night at Teatro ZinZanni

Risqué, naughty, funny, and with a steady background of memorable music, Suzy and I were very impressed with the Teatro ZinZanni  experience. 3.5 hours seemed at first to be a lot of time for a dinner. In reality, the night … Continue reading

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In the Mood this weekend

I’m Jones’ing for some Big Band and the In the Mood theater production is doing their last weekend of the show in Monroe, WA. I invited late to the gig after I already had two other gigs, so I will … Continue reading

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