Tag Archives: Basie

Building a Community at Facebook

“The body is a community made up of its innumerable cells or inhabitants.” ~ Thomas A. Edison I often think of the bands I’m in as family away from home. It is so comfortable gathering together, getting our stuff out, … Continue reading

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My kind of music, Jazz is

“A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself.” ~ Abraham Maslow With my new job and extended commute, I am practicing less. I need to … Continue reading

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Big Band Dreams and Schemes

Having started and run two big bands to date, I’m currently luvin’ my Microsoft Jazz Band. For the upcoming 2012 season though big changes are in the mix. First, I finally have a functioning brain trust  committee and one that … Continue reading

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MJB: Basie’s “Switch in Time” ~ Go for the swing…

The Microsoft Jazz Band regales the dances and audience at the Third Place Commons on Seattle’s eastside. Soloist extraordinaire Kress Franzen finesses the hell outta his sweet trombone solo. The band is directed by Ray Guyll. Suzy created the way … Continue reading

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