MJJO: First Gig of the New Year

Music is a gut thing. You’re working in a medium which is more in touch with
the primal than the modern. A gig is a ritual. There’s a congregation.
~ Siobhan Fahey

Ah yes, the first gig after a long break. I try to take November and December off as it is family time for my band. When we convene again, there is often personnel changes. So it was as we went into our first gig for 2016. Two subs sitting in, a new lead alto who was basically sight reading 80% of our charts, and a very loud venue. This can be very stressful.

But I didn’t let it get to me. My fav photographer was in house and taking some incredible pictures. This one came quite by accident as he went back stage to hid his gear and bags. It is my favorite picture of the set.


Look at all those dancers, I think West Side Swing Dance was in attendance too.

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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1 Response to MJJO: First Gig of the New Year

  1. Bertie says:

    It appears that a good time was enjoyed by everyone, including a nice crowd of dancers too. I think this post describes your retired life well. Good post. 🙂

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