MJB at Third Place Books

The Microsoft Jazz Band got together for their first concert of the year. For the last five years we have only done the ‘Day of Caring’ gig in September. But last year there were a lot of people interested in doing more gigs. Our venue, the Third Place Books enjoys some status as for as gig venues so we were keen to add them to our portfolio.

Here’s a picture of the gang including our new vocalist Shaz.


The set list consisted of some of my favs:

First Set

The Red Door

Lonely Street

Girl from Ipanema – vocal

Blue Skies – vocal

String of Pearls

88 Basie Street


720 in the Books

In the Mood

Makin’ Whoopee – vocal

Two O’clock Jump

Second Set

Kansas City

Queen Bee

Do nothing – vocal

Satin Doll

Little Brown Jug


Basie Straight Ahead


All of me – vocal

Lady is a Tramp – vocal

Brown Baggin’ It

And here is some YouTubeage with a montage of three songs:


If you want to videos from other performances of the bands I sit in with check out my YouTube site.

About Gandalfe

Just an itinerant saxophonist trying to find life between the changes. I have retired from the Corps of Engineers and Microsoft. I am an admin on the Woodwind Forum, run the Seattle Solid GOLD Big Band (formerly the Microsoft Jumpin' Jive Orchestra), and enjoy time with family and friends.
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