Sunday, March 27, 2011

March 26th 1st 6 hr Session

People came and people went, but we did the 1st 'Start at 10 am' session.

Tunes Played: All Blues, Minor Swing, Bye Bye Blackbird, Limehouse Blues, Don't Blame Me, Blue Bossa, Dear Old Stockholm, Well You Needn't, Out of Nowhere, Night In Tunisia, How Insensitive, Now's The Time, Flint Stones, Invitation, So What, Waltz For Debby, St Thomas.

Attendees: Gene (drums), Todd (trumpet), Josh (guitar), Scott (guitar), Keith (Tenor), Wes (tenor, clarinet), Will (piano), Bill (ukulele), Serdar (guitar), Sam (wind synth, bass).

Sunday, March 20, 2011

March 19th The Beat Goes On, and on ...

SPECIAL NOTE: Starting Sat 3-26-11 The Instrumental group will begin at 10:00 am. Otherwise the Workshop hours will be the same.

Tunes played: Yardbird Suite, Minor Swing, Nardis, I Remember You, Ornithology, A Hundred Years From Today, Route 66, I Thought About You, Body And Soul, All The Things You Are, What'll I Do, I Should Care, Fly Me To The Moon, The Very Thought of You, Quzas, Quizas, Quizas, Straight No Chaser, East of The Sun, Dreamville, Heart and Soul, Satin Doll, St Thomas.

Attendees: Steve (Alto), Keith (Bari), Gene (Drums), Jeff (Bass), Craig(Guitar), Tim (Guitar), Bill (Ukulele), Serdar (Guitar), Wes (Tenor, Clarinet), Todd (Trumpet), Sam (Trumpet).

And vocalists Matt, Vicky, and Cheryl.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

March 12th - Last Bossa in the Snow?

Well, it's supposed to warm up this week, so today might just have been our last workshop before the snow flees from the twin cities till next winter. Keep those fingers crossed for Spring!

But whether or not (or weather or not?) the snow stays, one thing is for sure, all 15+ people at the workshop had a great time. We played through the following tunes: Blue Bossa, Autumn Leaves, Take Five, Stompin' at the Savoy, The Blue Room, Don't Get Around Much Anymore, Nostalgia in Times Square, Night in Tunisia, Our Love is Here to Stay, I'll Remember April, Dreamsville, Let's Fall in Love, East of the Sun, My Favorite Things, All Blues, Can't Help Loving That Man, I Concentrate on You, When I Fall in Love, Nature Boy, My Romance, and Embraceable You.

Feb 26th - End of Black History Month

Feb 26th was a great workshop, with some wonderful tunes being picked. In particular, I got to single out Anne's version of Coltrane's Naima - how beautiful was that!

Our set list included: Fly Me to the Moon, Georgia on My Mind, Speak Low, There Will Never Be Another You, Naima, As Long as He Needs Me, Bewitched, Wave, Impressions, Fine & Mellow, We Three, C'est Si Bon, All of You, Every Time We Say Goodbye, The Man I Love, Rubber Ducky, Cheek to Cheek, Dream a Little Dream, Since I Met You.