The Bis Key Quartet, consisting of Jim & Suzy Glass (my wife and me), Jim Borthen on Bari and John Gess on tenor sax meet for practice tonight. Two weeks ago we had a guest lead alto/soprano sax, Dave Anderson, practice with us. We are just having way too much fun.
We practice from 6:30 to 8:30 PM, working on tunes like the Intergalactic Rag arranged by Paul Coats (our fav arranger), It Don’t Mean a Thing, and Satan Doll. The last two are Ellington numbers. We have about 50 tunes in our book. Many of our songs were purchased from the Sax Noir out of Vancouver and the Bayou Saxophone Ensemble with Paul Coats.
We hope to start performing this Fall. Look for us at Crossroads in Bellevue and other places in the Seattle surrounds.