Sunday, February 20, 2011

Slapstick - literally!

This YouTube video hit my funny bone at it's core.  I'm not exactly sure why I find it so amusing, but I haven't laughed this hard in a long time.  (I'm guessing that one or two of the musicians out there will find it funny too.)

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Bob Dorough

This looks like it will be a great event: Feb. 26th at the Ivoryton Playhouse.  My former student, Jimmy Macbride will be playing drums with Bob Dorough.

Bob will also be giving a master class at UConn's von der Mehden Recital Hall on Tuesday, March 29th, at 2 p.m.  For this presentation there will be no entrance fee, and it is open to the public.  You won't want to miss it!  Until then, listen to Bob singing "Blue Xmas" with Miles Davis (one of my all time favorites).

Thursday, February 10, 2011

What To Wear, What To Wear...

With the recent news of my Juno nomination, the question du jour has become, "What on Earth will I wear?"

My immediate thought was that this event presented a great opportunity to don my MacDonald tartan tuxedo jacket.  My wife does not agree.

I've decided to conduct an online poll.  What do you think?

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Sordid Sort of Fellow

If you missed the New Directions Ensemble's performance last weekend at Szechuan Tokyo, here is a video clip:

Considering that we had just one short rehearsal, I think it came together quite nicely. Performing to a sold out, full capacity audience always helps! On this track there is some truly stellar soloing from trumpeter Josh Evans, trombonist Sara Jacovino, and bari saxophonist Lauren Sevian.