Sunday, September 25, 2011

September 24, 2011

RUMOR MILL: Adding some music theory in an occasional morning session is being considered.

Tunes Played: You Don't Know What Love Is, It's Only a Paper Moon, Honeysuckle Rose, Oh Lady Be Good, Dolphin Dance, Sweet Sue, September Song, S' Posin', Green Dolphin Street, Bag's Groove, Cantelope Island, Wave, I Hear A Rhapsody, On The street Where You Live, Invitation, How High The Moon, Nearness Of You, Don't Go To Strangeers, Darn That Dream, Recado, But Beautiful, It Had To Be You, Save Your Love For Me, What Is This Thing Called Love, No Moon At All, At Last.

Attendees: Todd (trumpet), Steve (alto), Bill (ukulele), Jeff (bass), Jim (piano), Noah (guitar), Joel (guitar), Gene (drums), Josh W (guitar), Greg (guitar), Peter (bari), Sam (trumpet) and vocalists Annie, Victoria, Matt and Dick.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Late Update for 9/10/11

So this is a bit of a retro post regarding the first Saturday Workshop of the season.

Tunes covered included Django, You don't know what love is, Stella by starlight, In your own sweet way, Footprints, Speak no evil, Body and soul, Freddy freeloader, Autumn leaves, Four, Days of wine and roses, Blue train, What a difference a day made, Impressions, How high the moon, In the wee small hours of the morning, No moon at all, and Save your love for me.

The jammers included Gene (drums), both Joshes (guitar), Serdar (guitar), Bill (ukulele), Todd (trumpet), Jeff (bass), and vocalists: Annie, Victoria, and Matt.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

September 17, 2011

Summer down, Fall up

Tunes Played: Blue Train, Fee-Fi-Fo-Fum, Funny Valentine, Wave, Body and Soul, Peace, Tune Up, Chelsea Bridge, Cherokee, Moanin', Little Boat, Some Day My Prince Will Come, It Had to Be You, Meditation, Just Friends, Imagination, How High The Moon, Softly As I Leave You, Invitation, I'll Remember April, Maybe September, Dream, Just In Time, All The Things You Are, Sophisticated Lady, What Is This Thing Called love, Midnight Sun, St Thomas.

Attendees: Josh B (guitar), Steve (alto), Josh W (guitar), Gene (drums), Jeff (bass), Sam (bass, trumpet), Wes (tenor), Jim (clarinet, vocals), and Vocalists Annie, Victoria and Dick.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Last Summer Session

The final summer session for the Jazz Workshop in the Park was somewhat subdued, mostly because the PA system wasn't working and the instrumentalists had to keep it soft in order to hear the vocalists. Those softly playing instrumentalists included Gene (drums) and Josh (guitar) with a nicely balanced saxophone section - Steve (alto), Keith (tenor) and Peter (bari). The vocalists belting out the tunes without any electronic enhancement included Annie, Victoria and Dick.

The songs covered by the workshop this week included Willow Weep for Me, So Lar, My Funny Valentine, I Thought About You, Can't Help Loving That Man, Tenor Madness, In Walked Bud, When Sunny Gets Blue, Who Can I Turn To (in two different styles), Honeysuckle Rose, Bye Bye Blackbird, Day By Day, The Preacher, I Could Write a Book, Blame It on My Youth, and Corcovado.

No session this week! The first non-summer session will move back to the regular Saturday noon meet time on September 10th.

And if, for some silly reason, you won't be getting your jazz fix at the Workshop on September 10th, you might want to see if you can get it over at the Selby Ave Jazz Fest in St. Paul (