MJB featuring Darren Motamedy

In July the Microsoft Jazz Band played at Big Daddy’s in Woodinville and featured Darren Motamedy on soprano and tenor sax and Dennis Haldane on trumpet. It turned out to be the hottest day of the year, but the band groupies were there and that means more to me then anything. Here’s a recording of Sammy Nestico’s “How Sweet it Is” where I solo on alto sax.


I’m sad to say that Big Daddy’s has yet to pay me for that gig, even though I’ve paid my people. I even threatened to take the owner to small claims court, but he keeps saying the check is in the mail. Sucks that people like that exist out there, be hey, they do.

I’ll post some more videos on my YouTube channel as they come in from the fellow who is creating the DVD. I think this is the highlight of my jazz career to date. Our next gig is a part of the Earshot Jazz Festival and we’ll be performing at Benaroya Hall in October. More to come on that in a future post.

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) a GOLD sax quartet, and enjoy time with family and friends.
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