The Woodinville Jazz Ensemble was my jazz home for a number of years. But this year my friends and I split that band into two to create the all-new Woodinville Big Band. More about the Big Band later. Yesterday the WJE had their annual Ballard Locks gig. It was a perfect day and we had the biggest audience ever with between 75 to 100 enthusiastic listeners at any given time. Kudos to the Corps of Engineers for making this happen. I know it isn’t an easy thing to set up every year. But we luv you for makin’ it happen.
The Brass Sections The Rhythm Section
Greg the Director The Sax Section
Suzy and I luved the way Greg, the bari sax player would stand up at the end of a song and direct the band to a close. It was not only cool, but in places rather complex. Greg Cagle (aka Mr. Honk) made it look easy. I missed being in the band, but you can only be in so many bands. I’m down to three right now and things are much easier as a result.
Way to go WJE! :o)