Category Archives: Big Band

MJJO: First Gig of the New Year

Music is a gut thing. You’re working in a medium which is more in touch withthe primal than the modern. A gig is a ritual. There’s a congregation. ~ Siobhan Fahey Ah yes, the first gig after a long break. … Continue reading

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Big Band Book System ~ Take 4.5

Good management is the art of making problems so interesting and their solutions so constructive that everyone wants to get to work and deal with them. ~ Paul Hawken Today I was spending another two hours putting the solo tenor … Continue reading

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My first New Year Gig

“Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right.” ~ Oprah Winfrey I am so jazzed about tonight’s gig with my wife Suzy on alto and me on bari sax. So many of my friends … Continue reading

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The Life of a Musician ~ Take 123

Only a dedicated musician would take $20,000 in instruments in his $500 car, 50 miles one way to make $20. ~ Anon The holiday season is upon us and for most musicians this is a busy time. I am an … Continue reading

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Suzy’s Clarinet Microphone ~ AMT WS

I purchased this mic for Suzy to help her with some clarinet solos. It’s amazing and I use it with my bari when I sit next to it as it picks up the bari when I lean towards it on … Continue reading

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In the Mood 2013 ~ Charity Theater Run

What a great theater run this year for the Sky Notes Orchestra. I will have some videos next week. A message from the war front to our friends watching our house, “If you forgot to feed the cat, don’t bother … Continue reading

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Squirrel Nut Zippers

I accidently found a recording of this band and just loved the bari sax line. So I thought I’d drop this here so that I can find it later, especially if I ever do a small jazz ensemble again. The … Continue reading

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