Category Archives: Vocalist

Big Band: Can the Clutter!

Further guidance from my friend Terry Stibal, a professional musician and band manager with his latest band, the Sounds of the South Dance Orchestra. CAN THE CLUTTER!!! We had a video made of our group once, something that I have … Continue reading

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Seattle, aka the Emerald City ~ a visual postcard

Seattle… my home, picked with love from all the travels Suzy and I had while in the military. This visual postcard kinda speaks to the hidden gem that the Emerald City really is. Pssst, don’t tell anyone as there are … Continue reading

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Mad Romance – Real Americana Vocal Quartet

Here is an example why I always include vocalists with the Microsoft Jazz Band. They wow the audience and brings people back to see us again and again.

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Microsoft Jazz Band does Zoot Suit Riot

The MJB performed their first gig (of five per year) on Seattle’s Eastside at the Third Place Commons. Did I mention how much I love working at Microsoft? We usually have two practices before a gig and the roster rotates … Continue reading

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Funky, exotic sax lady

The Bassic Sax blog sez, “Today’s post is a comedic one. Marcellina, the Hungarian musician known for playing white, and more recently black saxophones, posted a video on her YouTube channel in December titled Andrea.” A tip o’ the cap … Continue reading

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Pointer provided by friend and MJB pianist Saul Candib. There’s a new music group out there and it’s made up of many of friends from other groups and activities. Cherie Blues is a very tasty jazz and pop group that … Continue reading

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MJB: Third Place Commons Swing Dance

Okay, I’ve finalized the Microsoft Jazz Band set list for the Third Place Commons the last Saturday in January 2011. I know, I know,… It only took me two months. Bruce Gallagher will be on lead tenor and Ray Guyll … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas

Click on picture to hear the greeting.

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One of my fav videos from the In the Mood show last week is this little gem, A Nightingale Sang in Berkley Square, arranged by Miller and sung by Robin Hilt. Robin Hilt fronts the Sky View Big Band as … Continue reading

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In the Mood this weekend

I’m Jones’ing for some Big Band and the In the Mood theater production is doing their last weekend of the show in Monroe, WA. I invited late to the gig after I already had two other gigs, so I will … Continue reading

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