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Facing adversity

On a personal note, I injured the middle finger on my right hand in December ( which is my trumpet playing hand ), and have been in a splint since then.  t's been a challenge to play, but I've been…

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Casino date confirmed

As promised, I have an update on our return to Casino San Clemente - we will be there on Wednesday, April 1, from 6:30 to 9:00 pm, as part of the Spring Into Jazz Series.  And this is no "April…

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Return to Casino San Clemente

Hi again!  I've been in contact with the good people at the Casino San Clemente, and we are in the process of setting up an appearance at the Spring Into Jazz Series again - it will probably be a Wednesday…

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Heading to Cook's Chapel

We'll be making our debut at Cook's Chapel in Anaheim soon - the date is Tuesday, March 10, from 8:00 to 10:00 p.m., with a free dance lesson starting at 7:00.  Our friend Jason Fabus is promoting these swing nights…

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Album review coming soon

I was contacted by Scott Yanow, who writes for several jazz publications.  He listened to our second CD and enjoyed it, and learned about our new release.  He asked me for a copy so he can review it, and I've…

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A Swingin' Mariners Weekend!

Yes, once again we had a great time performing for the good people at Mariners Church in Irvine.  First, we did a short set before one of their Saturday night meetings, and then on Sunday we performed after all three…

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Swingin' In Budapest

I just returned recently from my second trip to Budapest, Hungary, where I was performing with Jonathan Stout's Campus Five.  I loved being there and playing for the swing dancers, some of whom were listening as well.  I have made…

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Jazz Corner album review

I recently signed on with a promotional agency, and now I'm happy to say that they have provided me with a review of the new album on the online site Jazz Corner.  It's a good one, and I'm pleased that…

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Farewell, Barley Forge

I am saddened to hear that Barley Forge Brewing Co. will soon be closing due to increased rent costs at their location.  I was a real pleasure to perform there for the last four years as part of Thursday Night…

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A fun weekend at Mariners Church

It was another fun weekend for us, as we performed for the Fall Kickoff at Mariners Church in Irvine.  We had done this event two years ago, but this time we were there for two days - Saturday night and…

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Mariners Church weekend

I'm looking forward to performing for the good people at Mariners Church in Irvine this Saturday and Sunday, as part of their Fall Kickoff.  We've done several events for them this year, all enjoyable.  Saturday, Sept. 7 we'll be playing…

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A fun visit to Seattle

I had a great time in Seattle last Sunday, leading an all star group for the final dance of the Seattle Lindy Extravaganza.  Despite flying in on the day of the gig and having difficulty getting a rehearsal in beforehand…