Friday, December 28, 2012

December 22, 2012

Tunes Played This Week:  Freddie Freeloader, Four, Solar, Out Of Nowhere, All Of Me, I Thought About You, Georgia On My Mind, Night In Tunisia, My Favorite Things, Don’t Get Around Much Anymore, So Nice, Easy Living, Ev’ry Time We Say Goodbye, Falling In Love With Love, The More I See You, Dancing On The Ceiling, Close Your Eyes, Body And Soul, Desafinado, I’m Beginning To See The Light.

Players and Singers:  Gene-Drums, Josh-Guitar, Todd-Trumpet, Wes-Bass, Grant-Drums, Steve-Alto, John-Guitar, Steve-Tenor, Jim-Piano, Sam-Trumpet and the vocalists Annie, Victoria, Sheila and John.

Jazzers Will play and sing Dec 29th  11 - 4 

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most...but I'll take it over winter!

Another chilly Saturday of playing some hip tunes with some hip folks. Songs this week included: You Don't Know What Love Is, Oleo, Darn That Dream, Wave, All Of Me, Angel Eyes, Close Your Eyes, Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most, Lullaby Of Birdland, The Very Thought Of You, and much, much more.

Coming out to play this week were: Gene - drums, Josh - guitar, Wes - tenor sax, Steve - alto sax, Todd - trumpet, Jim - piano and tenor sax and a bunch of other stuff ;), and Annie, Vici, and Dick on vocals.

NOTE: Next Saturday the 22nd we WILL be playing, starting with instruments at 11am and vocalists joining around 1pm. Thanks everyone and have a great week!

Monday, December 10, 2012

December 8, 2012

Tunes played for Santa Brunch:   Blue Monk, Christmas Song, Jingle Bells, Rudolf The Red Nosed Reindeer, Silver Bells, Frosty The Snowman, Nature Boy, Dream, Christmas Waltz, What Are You Doing New Years Eve, Have Yourself A Very Merry Christmas, I’m Dreaming Of A White Christmas, All I Want For Christmas, Feliz Navidad, Birks Works, Sleigh Ride.

Players and Singers:    Jim-Piano, Gene–drums,  Bronko-Tenor, Sam–Bass, Josh-Guitar, Greg–guitar, Craig–guitar, Steve–Alto, Todd-Trumpet and the vocalists:   Annie, Victoria and Dick.

Friday, December 7, 2012

December 1, 2012

Tunes played this week:  Lotus Blossom, Like Young, How High The Moon, Blues For Alice, Let’s Get Lost, Route 66, Dear Old Stockholm, If I Should Lose You, Tenderly, You’d Be So Nice To Come Home To, Dream A Little Dream Of Me, Christmas Song, Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas, Merry Christmas Baby, That Old Feeling, Sleigh Ride, Christmas Time Is Here, Jolly Old St. Nicholas, Frosty The Snow Man, Feliz Navidad.    

Players and Singers:  Gene-drums, Craig-Guitar, Greg-Guitar, Josh- Guitar, Wes-Tenor, Todd-Trumpet,
Jim-Piano, Andy-Bass, Sam-Bass & Trumpet, and the Singers: Annie, Victoria, Sheila.

Santa Breakfast gig will be Dec 8th,  10 - 12

Friday, November 30, 2012



Santa Breakfast gig will be Dec 8th,  10 - 12

Monday, November 19, 2012

November 17, 2012

Tunes played this week:  I Mean You, Yes And No, Stella By Starlight, Freddie Freeloader, Minority, Stolen Moments, Lullaby Of Birdland, Lucky Southern, Solar, So Nice (Summer Samba), Body And Soul, For All We Know, But Beautiful, Autumn Leaves, Black Coffee, Put Your Dreams Away, One Note Samba, Pork Pie Hat, Doodlin’, What More Can I Say, Besame Mucho, Why Aren’t You My Love,  Put On A Happy Face, Perhaps, The World Is Waiting For The Sunrise.

Players and Singers:  Gene-drums, Sam-Bass/trumpet, Wes-Tenor, Steve-Alto, Todd-Trumpet,
Craig-Guitar, Josh- Guitar, Serdar-Guitar, Greg-Guitar and the Singers: Annie, Sheila, and Dick.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

November 10, 2012

Tunes played this week:  I Mean You, Stella By Starlight, The Nearness Of You, Body And Soul, Blues For Alice, Skylark, Steeplechase, Minority, Along Came Betty, I’ll Remember April, The More I See You, Good Morning Heartache, All Of Me, Old Devil Moon, Nature Boy, Maybe September, Isn’t It Romantic, Embraceable You, Fly Me To The Moon, Time After Time, Day By Day, Black Orpheus, Mr. Wonderful, I Should Care, I Thought About You, Ev’ry Time We Say Goodbye.

Players and Singers:  Todd-trumpet, Jack-Trumpet, Gene-drums, Greg-Guitar, Josh-Guitar, Serdar-Guitar, Wes-Tenor Sax, Steve-Alto-Sax, Sam-Bass and vocalists: Victoria , Dick and Annie.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

November 3, 2012

Tunes played this week:  Mr Magic, Ceora, Alright Okay You Win, Body & Soul, East Of The Sun, Black Orpheus, One Note Samba, Where Or When, Blues For Alice, Close Your Eyes, Have You Met Miss Jones, Why Did I Choose You, Blue Bossa, I’m Glad There Is You, Here’s That Rainy Day, I Could Write A Book, On The Sunny Side Of The Street.

Players and Singers:  Gene-drums, Sam-Bass, Wes-Tenor, Steve-Alto, 
and the Singers: Victoria, Dick, Annie and Janet.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

October 27, 2012

Tunes Played This Week:  I Mean You, No Moon At All, Groovin’ High, I Thought About You, Oleo, Yes And No, Whisper Not, Saint James Infirmary, Blue Velvet, Lover Man, Dearly Beloved, Minority, Out Of Nowhere, My Heart Stood Still, Alright Okay You Win, A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square, Meditation, The Very Thought Of You, (Old Man From) The Old Country, Cousin Mary, My One And Only Love, Time After Time, Where Or When, Whistle While You Work.

Players and Singers:   Gene-Drums, Sam-Bass, Wes-Tenor Sax, Todd-Trumpet, Steve-Alto Sax, Craig-Guitar, and Vocalists:  Vicky, Dick and Annie. 

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

October 20, 2012

Tunes played this week:  Birk’s Works, Mona Lisa, The Very Thought Of You, This Can’t Be Love, Steeplechase, Besame Mucho, “Red Top, Sweet And Lovely, Milestones, What Now My Love, How Deep Is The Ocean, When Your Lover Has Gone, Old Rockin Chair Got Me, There Will Never Be Another You, Night In Tunisia, Killer Joe, I’m Glad There Is You, Saturday Night Is The Loneliest Night In the Week, Never Let Me Go, Dear Old Stockholm, I Don’t Know Why I Love You Like I Do, Quiet Nights Of Quiet Stars, Time After Time, Indian Summer, Bye Bye Blackbird, September In The Rain, These Foolish Things Remind Me Of You.

Players and Singers:  Todd-trumpet, Tony-Bass, Gene-drums, Sam-Trumpet, Owen-Accordion,
and vocalists: Victoria , Dick and Annie.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

October 13, 2012

Tunes played this week:  Song For My Father, Au Privave, Doxy, Autumn Leaves, Autumn In New York, Minority, Work Song, AFRO Blue, Day By Day, Here’s That Rainy Day, East Of The Sun, Gypsy In My Soul, Long Ago & Far Away, Blues For Alice, It Never Entered My Mind, That Old Feeling, On The Sunny Side Of The Street, Ghost Of A Chance, What Is This Thing Called Love, Dear Old Stockholm, It’s Only A Paper Moon, T’aint What You Do, If I Loved You, I Hear A Rhapsody.

Players and Singers:  Todd-trumpet, Wes-tenor, Steve-alto, Gene-drums, Sam-Bass, Owen-Accordion,
and vocalists: Victoria and Annie.

Monday, October 8, 2012

October 6, 2012

Tunes played this week:  Minority, Yes And No, Star Eyes, Night in Tunisia, Groovin! High, Recorda-Me,
Mercy Mercy Mercy, Moon River, Lady Be Good, What Now My Love, Angel Eyes, How High the Moon,
Black Orpheus, Don’t Blame Me, Dolphin Dance, Love Walked In, I Could Write a Book, Bye Bye Baby,
Doodlin, I’ll Remember April, Gypsy In My Soul, Dream, Indian Summer, Black Coffee, In the Wee Small Hours of the morning, How Deep is the Ocean.

Players and Singers:  Todd-trumpet, Keith-tenor, Craig-guitar, Gene-drums, Sam-Bass, Steve-alto,
and vocalists: Victoria, Sheila, Dick and Annie.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

September 29, 2012

Tunes played this week:     St Thomas, Now’s The Time, Blues For Alice, Stolen Moments, Samba de Orfeu, Nica’s Dream, Woody’n You, I Love Paris, Fly Me To The Moon, Time After Time, Sister Sadie, Never Let Me Go, No Moon At All, OrnithologyThey Say It’s Wonderful, Once I Loved, I Got It Bad, It Could Happen To You, More Than You Know, A Taste Of Honey, This Can’t Be Love, September In The Rain, Triste, Satin Doll.

Players and Singers:     Wes-tenor, Josh-guitar, Todd-trumpet, Steve-alto, Gene-drums, Sam-bass, Craig-guitar and vocalists:  Annie, Vici, Shelia and Dick.

Friday, September 28, 2012

31 flavors of jazz

I'm posting this crazy late, but we played a bunch of tunes last Saturday...31 of them! If you've never checked the workshop out, grab your instrument(or your voice!) and come join us tomorrow at 11am(instrumental tunes) or 1pm(vocals).

Tunes: You're Gonna Hear From Me, Just Friends, Gee Baby, A Night In Tunisia, Do Nothing Til You Hear From Me, Bag's Groove, Let's Fall In Love, The Nearness Of You, One Note Samba, Lush Life, For Sentimental Reasons, I'll Remember April, Route 66, Somebody Loves Me, What Is This Thing Called Love, Birk's Works, There'll Be Some Changes Made, Day By Day, Au Privave, They Didn't Believe Me, Dream, Pick Yourself Up, Thou Swell, Honeysuckle Rose, Blues For Alice, We'll Be Together Again, Embraceable You, Well You Needn't, Wave, East Of The Sun, September In The Rain.

Musicians included Gene-drums, Sam-bass, Craig-guitar, Steve-alto sax, Todd-trumpet, Jim-piano, Bob-guitar, and Annie & Victoria on vocals.

Here's part of a master class with Hal Galper, piano player for Cannonball Adderley, Chet Baker and others. Awesome insights from one of the greats of jazz...ya dig it?

Monday, September 17, 2012

September 15, 2012

Tunes played today:  Birth of the Blues, Ain’t Misbehavin,, One Note Samba, Autumn In New York, Autumn Leaves, Lullaby of Birdland, Indian Summer, You’re Gonna Hear From Me, Be’same Mucho,
Summertime, St. Thomas, One Note Samba, Why Do I Love You, What Is This Thing Called Love, Girl From Ipanema, Time After Time, Dearly Beloved, Night in Tunisia, The Song is You, Ceora, Taking a Chance on Love, Early Autumn, The Very Thought of You, Do You Know What it Means to Miss New Orleans, Sidewinder, I’m Old Fashioned, Why Do I Love You, What is This Thing Called Love.

The Players and Singers today:  Steve-alto sax, Gene-drums, Sam-bass, Steve S.-tenor sax, Wes-tenor sax, and Vocalists:  Victoria, Annie, Sheila and Dick.

Friday, September 14, 2012

September 8, 2012

Tunes played today:     Body and Soul, Autumn Leaves, Autumn In New York, Once I Loved, Rhy-A-Ning, Lullaby Of The Leaves, Red Top, Dear Old Stockholm, Blue On Green, Where Or When, Invitation, It Had To Be You, Along Came Betty, A Night In Tunisia, Hallilluh I Love You So, Time After Time, Caravan, Fly Me To The Moon, Dindi, Have You Met Miss Jones, Touch Of Your Lips, In Walked Bud, Nobody Knows You When Your down And Out, Mabe September, I Could Write A Book, You’d Be So Nice To Come Home To, and Lets Get Lost.

Players and Vocalists:     Gene-drums, Steve-alto, Wes-tenor, Greg-guitar, Sam-bass, Jim-piano and Vocalists:  Dick, Annie,Sheila and Victoria.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

August 27, 2012

Tunes played today:     Close Your Eyes, Marmaduke, Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me, Never Been In Love Before, Blues For Alice, Lets Get Lost, I Thought About You, Fly Me To The Moon, Ghost Of A Chance, In Walked Bud, Like Someone In Love, How High The Moon, Lover Man, and Just In Time.

The Playeers and Singers today:     Steve-alto, Craig-guitar, Gene-drums, Sam-bass, Wes-tenor and vocalists:  Victoria, Annie, Sheila and Dick.

Friday, August 24, 2012

August 20, 2012

Tunes played this week include:    Blue Monk, Body and Soul, The Very Thought Of You, Never Let Me Go, One Note Samba, Tangerine, Along Came Betty, Bye Bye Baby, Waltz For Debbie, and Darn That Dream.

Players and Singers:     Gene – drums, Jeff – bass, Wes – tenor, Craig – guitar, Peter – bari, Sam – brass synth, Bronko – tenor and vocalists:  Dick and Annie.

NOTE:  Next week, Aug 27th will be the last Summer Session.  Winter Hours will begin September 8th.  Sat 11:00am to 3:45.

NOTE:  Next week, Aug 27th will be the last Summer Session this year.

              Winter Hours, Saturday 11:00 am to 3:45 will begin September 8th.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

August 13, 2012

Tunes played on this warm afternoon:    Night In Tunisia, Bye Bye Blackbird, Whisper Not, Autumn In New York, A Child Is Born, Caravan, Where Or When, Work Song, Autumn Leaves, Maybe September, Lullaby Of The Leaves, Nearness Of You, I Ain’t Got Nothing But The Blues and Just Friends.

Players and Singers:    Gene – drums, Sam – trumpet synth, Greg – guitar, Craig – guitar, Steve – alto, Jeff – bass, and vocals Annie, Sheila and Dick.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

July 30, 2012

Tunes played this week include:   Funny Valentine, This Can’t Be Love, Mercy, Mercy, I Remembwer Clifford, I’ll Remember April, I Don’t Knoe Why, Four, Watermellon Man.

Players and Singers this week:    Steve – Alto, Jeff – bass, Jim – piano, Gene – drums, Peter – bari, Jack – trumpet, Wes – tenor, Greg – guitar, Jeff – guitar, and vocalists:  Annie and Victoria.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Monday. Jazz. Workshop.

We had a pretty good turnout last night, tunes included: Freddy Freeloader, A Night In Tunisia, I'm Old Fashioned, Summertime, Pent Up House, Straight No Chaser, When I Fall In Love, Skylark, Nica's Dream, and It's You Or No One.

Musicians were Sam-electronic trumpet thingy, Gene-drums, Jeff-bass, Steve-alto sax, Jack-trumpet, Todd-trumpet, and our vocalists were Sheila and Annie.

Here's "Skylark", performed by guitar great Lionel Loueke a few years back at the Dakota. Enjoy.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Summertime, and the livin' is easy...

We're a little late posting again this week...but c'mon, it's summertime!

Tunes included Summertime, Oleo, Waltz For Debby, I'll Remember April, Nuages, Lady Be Good, Darn That Dream, When I Fall In Love, Lover Man, Fine & Mellow, Stormy Weather, So Nice, Day By Day...and a few others I missed cuz I had to leave a little early.

Musicians were Jim-piano, Sam-trumpet, Gene-drums, Jeff-bass, Craig-guitar, Josh-guitar, Wes-tenor sax, Steve-alto sax, Jack-trumpet, Todd-trumpet, Vici-vocals, Dick-vocals, Annie-vocals, and Sheila-vocals. Thanks everyone for coming out!

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Get thee to the jazz festival!

The Twin Cities Jazz Festival starts tomorrow (Thursday, June 28) and runs through Saturday in Saint Paul. The main stage is in Mears Park in Lowertown, but there are great shows at over a dozen other St. Paul venues to check check it out!

We're a little late with this week's update, but we had a great turnout of players on Monday evening, including: Sam-bass/trpt, Gene-drums, Craig-guitar, Tim-guitar, Josh-guitar, Todd-trpt, Steve-alto sax, and newcomer Jack on trumpet. Welcome Jack! Our vocalists were Annie, Sheila, Vici, and Dick.

This week's tunes include: St. Thomas, Day By Day, Bag's Groove, Just Friends, (Old Man From) The Old Country, Life Is Just A Bowl Of Cherries, Touch Of Your Lips, I Left My Heart In San Francisco, Please Send Me Someone To Love, Look For The Silver Lining, Time After Time, Have You Met Miss Jones?, Four, Thanks For The Memory, The Very Thought Of You, April In Paris, and Out Of Nowhere.

See ya at the Twin Cities Jazz Festival!

Monday, June 18, 2012

Sweatin' with the oldies

Who needs air conditioning?!? It was a little warm tonight but we had a good turnout for the workshop. Tonight's tunes include:

Chasin The Trane, That Old Feeling, I Have Dreamed, I'll Take Romance, Ask Me Now, Close Your Eyes, The Birth Of The Blues, Black Orpheus, Imagination, Groovin' High, Without A Song, I Got It Bad, Thanks For The Memory, A Night In Tunisia, In A Mello Tone, Dream, I Could Write A Book.

Musicians: Gene-drums, Sam-bass, Wes-tenor sax, Todd-trumpet, Craig-guitar, Steve-alto sax, Josh-guitar, Tim-guitar. Vocalists were Dick, Annie, Victoria, and Sheila.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Cool jazz on a cool night

Wes and Gene
Whew...we got a nice break from the hot weekend weather yesterday, and a number of folks took advantage of it to play some cool jazz to celebrate. Here's the breakdown:

Tunes: Tangerine, Oh Lady Be Good, People Will Say We're In Love, Pick Yourself Up, These Foolish Things, I'll Remember April, It's You Or No One, If You Never Come To Me, Solar, I'll Take Romance, Poor Butterfly, Do Nothing Til You Hear From Me, By The Time I Get To Phoenix, All Or Nothing, and Where Or When.

Musicians: Gene-drums, Sam-bass, Jim-piano and tenor sax, Todd-trumpet, Steve-alto sax, Wes-tenor sax, and the vocalists included Victoria, Annie, Sheila, and Dick.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

June 2 and 4, 2012

Extra coverage today, 1.  “Annual Neighborhood Celebration” June 2nd (Out Side) and 2.  The 1st Summer Session  June 4th.

NOTE:  Summer Sessions  continue next week June 11th 5:00 pm to 7:45.

Tunes played and Sung June 2nd:    Bernie’s Tune, Besame Mucho, Bags Groove, From Here To Eternity,  Blues For Alice, Day By Day, Stolen Moments, A Good Man Is Hard To Find, Chitlins Con Carne, Corcovado, Killer Joe and  East Of The Sun.

Players and Singers June 2nd:    Jim – clarinet, Todd – trumpet, Wes – tenor, Gene – drums, Jeff – bass, Bob – piano, Greg – guitar, Dick – vocals, Annie – vocals, Victoria – vocals, Sam – trombone.

Tunes played and Sung June 4th:    Lullaby Of Birdland, I Don’t Know Why, You’ve Changed, Dearly Beloved, Four, I Love Paris, Let There Be Love, Lost In The Stars, September In The Rain, Shinny Stockings, Feel Like Making Love.

Players and Singers June 4th:    Jim – piano, Gene – drums, Sam – bass, Sheila – vocals, Victoria – vocals, and Annie – vocals.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

May 26, 2012

NOTE:  The workshop will NOT meet at the regular time Sat June 2nd.  The workshop WILL play for the Annual Neighborhood Celebration outside on the portable covered stage, setup time 1:15 pm, play to 3 pm.  Email or call for set list, , 612.802-5761.

Tunes played today:    Bernie’s Tune, There Will Never Be Another You, One Note Samba, Along Came Betty, Bags Groove, Tangerine, Fee-Fi-Fo-Fum, Triste, Stolen Moments, Nancy With The Laughing Face, Witch Hunt, Blues For Alice, All Blues, East Of The Sun, From Here To Eternity, Day By Day, Sunday Kind Of Love, Night In Tunisia, Dream, Route 66, Like Someone In Love, Nature Boy, Chitlins Con Carne, Corcovado, and I Could Write A Book

Players today:    Sam - bass, Gene - drums, Steve - alto sax, Todd - trumpet, Greg - guitar, Craig - guitar, Wes - tenor sax, Jim - guitar/vocals, Victoria - vocals, and Dick - vocals.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

I'll Have Another...Scotch & Soda

NOTE 1:  The Workshop WILL meet Sat 5-26th

NOTE 2:   Summer Hours  Monday evening 6 pm to 8  Starting June 4th.  Earlier start negotiable

The jazz workshop gathered yesterday(May 19) for another round of standards and bebop tunes out of the Real Books.

There's no defense against Jazz!
As an aside, former T-Wolves star Kevin Garnett was born on this day. Happy Birthday Kevin...we miss you even if the feeling isn't mutual. Oh yeah...and congratulations to Triple Crown contender I'll Have Another for taking the Preakness...3 more weeks til Belmont!

Ok...back to the workshop, here's a list of most of the tunes we played throughout the morning and early afternoon, and the riff-raff responsible. :)

Take Five, Cast Your Fate To The Wind, Birdland, Stella By Starlight, Blue Train, Blues For Alice, Dolphin Dance, Satin Doll, Well You Needn't, April In Paris, I Got It Bad, What Is This Thing Called Love?, St. Thomas, I Thought About You, I Should Care, When Sunny Gets Blue, Nature Boy, Embraceable You, Street Of Dreams, Sophisticated Lady, Scotch & Soda, I Wish You Love, A Night In Tunisia.

Sam - bass, Gene - drums, Keith - tenor sax, Steve - alto sax, Todd - trumpet, Jeff - guitar, Josh - guitar, Craig - guitar, Joel - guitar, Wes - tenor sax, Jim - piano/vocals, Vicci - vocals, and Dick - vocals.

We had a great time and thanks for coming out everyone!

Saturday, May 12, 2012

May 12, 2012

Tunes: Satin Doll, Jumping With Symphony Sid, Lester Leaps In, Samba De Orfeu, Eighty One, Darn That Dream, On a Clear Day, Half Nelson, Bag's Groove, Dindi, I'l Remember April, From Here To Eternity, Till There Was You, But Beautiful, Besame Mucho, A Good Man Is Hard To Find, All Blues, Dream, East Of The Sun, Lullaby Of Birdland, My Romance, I Could Write A Book, Wives And Lovers, There Will Be Some Changes Made, and All Of You.

Personnel: Gene/drums, Keith/t sax, Sam/bass and trumpet, Steve/a sax, Wes/t sax, Craig/guitar, Bob/guitar, Jeff/bass, Grant/drums, Dick/guitar.

Vocals: Vicky, Dick, Annie and Shelia

Saturday, May 5, 2012

May 5, 2012

Tune played today: Blue Room, Stolen Moments, How High The Moon, Grovin High, Nica's Dream, Have You Met Miss Jones, Moonlight In Vermont, Where Or When, Time After Time, All Of You, Lullaby Of Birdland, It Could Happen To You, A Good Man Is Hard To Find, Nature Boy, All Or Nothing At All, Day By Day, Exactly Like You, Green Dolphin Street, Lullaby Of The Leaves.

People: Gene/drums, Jeff/guitar, Craig/guitar, Greg/guitar, Steve/A. Sax, Todd/Trumpet, Keith/T. Sax, Wes/T. Sax, Vicky, Dick, Shelia and Annie-Vocals.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

April 28, 2012

Tunes played Walkin' Shoes, Caravan, Little Suede Shoes, Summertime, All Blues, Along Came Betty, Out Of Nowhere, Dolphin Dance, Fee Fi FoFum, Peris Scope, I'm Old Fashioned, Who Can I Turn To, Here's That Rainy Day Again, I Remember You, Grovin High, For All We Know, How Hight The Moon, Falling In Love With Love, East Of The Sun, Lover Man, Good Man Is Hard To Find, Whisper Not, Alfie, My Romanmce and Honeysuckle Rose.

Personnel: Sam/trumpet, Gene/drums, Keith/t sax, Steve/a sax, Todd/trumpet, Jeff/guitar, Bill/harmonica, Josh/guitar, Craig/guitar, Grant/drums, Bob/guitar, Wes/t sax. Vicky, Annie, and Shelia on the vocals.

Friday, April 27, 2012

April 21, 2012

Tunes Played Today:    Blue Monk, Tenor Madness, Thou Swell, Don’t Blame Me, Lullaby Of Birdland, You Don’t Know What Love Is, Airmail Special, Everything I Have Is Yours, Freddy The Freeloader, Corcovado, April In Paris, I Cover The Waterfront, Nature Boy, Along Came Betty, Come Rain Or Come Shine, All Blues, Au Privaue, Your Nobody Till Somebody Loves You, Darn That Dream, Cousin Mary, Tenderly, Old Devil Moon, I Remember Clifford and Valley High.
Players and Singers Today:    Steve (alto), Bill (ukulele), Craig (guitar), Keith (tenor), Todd (trumpet), Sam (bass), Wes (tenor), Gene (drums), and Vocalists:  Dick, Annie, Victoria.

Monday, April 16, 2012

April 14, 2012

Tunes Played This Week: On A Clear Day, Summertime, I Could Write A Book, Autumn Leaves, Flying Home, Lullaby Of The Leaves, Au Privave, But Beautiful, I’ll Take Romance, Con Alma, Day By Day, Close Your Eyes, From Here To Eternity, Blue Velvet, Blame It On My Youth, I Let A Song Go.

The Players and Singers: Jeff (guitar), Greg (guitar), Bob (guitar), Sam (bass), Keith (tenor), Gene (drums), Steve (alto), Craig (guitar), Todd (trumpet), and Vocalists: Victoria, Annie and Dick.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

April 7, 2012

Tunes We Played and Sang Today: Blue Monk, Blues For Alice, Easy Living, Stolen Moments, Cherokee, You Don’t Know What Love Is, Red Top, Red Clay, Embraceable You, I Could Write A Book, Like Someone In Love, Straight No Chaser, How High The Moon, Nancy, Lady Be Good, Black Orpheus, Green Dolphin Street, Stardust, I’m Beginning To See The Light, In A Mellow Tone, Darn That Dream, The Very Thought Of You, Taste Of Honey, Careless Love, and Midnight Sun.

The Players Today: Jeff (guitar), Todd (trumpet), Sam (bass), Gene (drums), Steve (alto), Keith (tenor), Vince (drums), Bill (ukulele), Wes (tenor), Jim (guitar, piano), Bob (guitar), Craig (guitar), and Vocalists: Victoria, Dick and Maggie.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

March 24, 2012

Today The Jazz Workshop played for the McRae Park Bunny Breakfast. The breakfast crowd enjoyed the music and the players enjoyed pancakes and eggs.

Tunes played for breakfast: Blue Monk, Easter Parade, Have You Met Miss Jones, I’ll Remember April, All Of Me, All Blues, I Love You, I Could Write A Book, What Is This Thing Called Love, Minor Swing, Sugar, Quiet Nights, Nature Boy, Bye Bye Blackbird, The Girl From Ipanema,

After breakfast the regular Workshop happened, folks played and sang more tunes: Gloria’s Step, I Thought About You, Gloria Step, A Foggy Day, Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most, Dream, Peri’s Scope, All or Nothing At All, Let There Be Love, Time After Time, All The Things You Are, Lullaby Of Birdland, I’m Glad There Is You, What Is This Thing Called Love, Blues For Alice, Falling In Love Again, It Might As Well Be spring, The Best Is Yet To Come, Nature Boy, Blues in F, Blame It On My Youth, Deed I Do, and Dig.

The players and singers: Wes (tenor), Keith (tenor), Steve (allto), Todd (trumpet), Greg (guitar), Bill (ukulele), Gene (drums), David (drums), Grant (drums), Sam (bass), Noah (guitar), Josh (guitar), and Vocalists: Annie, Dick, Victoria and Maggie.

Monday, March 19, 2012

March 17, 2012

(some of the) Tunes Played: Petite Fleure, Blues For Alice, Lazy River, Orbits, Pent Up House, Bag’s Groove, Satin Doll, Chitlins Con Carne, When Sunny Gets Blue, Tangerine and Sugar.

The Players: Wes (tenor), Sam (trumpet, bass, wind synth), Tony (bass), Steve (alto), Keith (tenor), Gene (drums), Josh (Guitar), Todd (trumpet), Craig (guitar), Bob (guitar) and vocalists: Victoria, Dick and Annie.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

March 10, 2012

Tunes played: Spain, Gee Baby Ain’t I good To You, Monk’s Dream, Gemini, Speak No Evil, I Can’t Get Started With You, Solar, My Funny Valentine, Take Five, The Masquerade Is Over, Have You Met Miss Jones, Groovin' High, Song For My Father, Ain’t Misbehavin’, Don’t Blame Me, Night and Day, Meditation, Straight No Chaser, I Thought About You, Can’t Give You Anything But Love, When Your Lover Has Gone, How Deep Is The Ocean, It Could Happen To You, Walking My Baby Back Home, Taking A Chance On Love, Just Friends, Quiet Nights, Blue Monk, Lullaby Of Birdland.

The Players: Gene (drums), Sam (bass), Todd (trumpet), Greg (guitar), Craig (guitar), Josh (guitar), Bill (ukulele), and Russ (trombone) and Vocalists: Victoria, Dick, Sheila

Saturday, March 3, 2012

March 3, 2012

Songs played: Monk's Dream, Blues For Alice, Blue Train, Work Song, Soul Eyes, Robbin's Nest, Which Hunt, Freedom Jazz Dance, Lullaby Of The Leaves, Along Came Betty, Cousin Mary, Red Top, Lullaby Of Birdland, Sonny, It's Been A Long, Long Time, Don't Go To Strangers, Blue Bossa, Never Let Me Go, Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me, Save Your Love For Me, I Should Care, Besame Mucho, I'm Glad There Is You, Carless Love, I Wish You Love, My Little Suede Shoes, They Say Its Woderful, Day By Day, Let Get Lost and More Than You Know.

Musicans: Dave, drums/Gene, drums/Sam, trumpet and bass/Steve, a. sax/Todd, trumpet/Josh, guitar/Bill, ukelele/Wes, t. sax/Jim, piano, guitar and vocals.

Vocalist: Annie and Victoria

Monday, February 27, 2012

February 25, 2012

Tunes Played: Four Brothers, Pent Up House, Stella By Starlight, Blue Monk, I Thought About You, Side Winder, Autumn Leaves, Have You Met Miss Jones, Stolen Moments, That’s Life, One Note Samba, Lets Get Lost, How High The Moon, That Old Feeling, Blame It On My Youth, La Vie En Rose, You’d Be So Nice To Come Home To, Poinciana, Polka Dots And Moonbeams, Fly Me To The Moon, Out Of Nowhere, Good Morning Heartache, Wishing You Were Here, Ornithology, Love Look Away, All Of Me, All Of You.

Attendees: Gene (drums), Dave (drums), Jim (piano), Sam (bass), Steve (alto), Greg (guitar), Todd (trumpet), Keith (tenor), Serdar (guitar), Jack (trumpet), Russ (trombone), Wes (tenor, clarinet), and Vocalists Matt, Annie, Victoria and Shelia.

Monday, February 20, 2012

February 21, 2012

Tunes we Played: Blue Monk, Dolphin Dance, Autumn Leaves, West Coast Blues, When Sunny Gets Blue, Turn Around, Paper Doll, Sweet Sue, Witch Hunt, Girl From Ipanema, Solar, Day By Day, I Should Care, Bye Bye Blackbird, Star Dust, Thrill Is Gone, From Here To Eternity, In A Mellow Tone, East Of The Sun, I Could Write A Book, Love Look Away, Touch Of Your Lips, Moonlight In Vermont, Nearness Of You, and St Thomas.

The Attendees: Keith (tenor), Sam (bass), Serdar (guitar), David (drums), Gene (drums), Greg (guitar), Josh (guitar), Noah (guitar), Craig (guitar), Steve (alto), Todd (trumpet), Russ (trombone), Jim (piano), Wes (tenor), Bob (guitar), and Vocalists Victoria, Annie and Dick.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

February 11, 2011

Tunes played today: Anthropology, Donna Lee, Joy Spring, Have You Met Miss Jones, Pick Yourself Up, Don’t Get Around Much Any More, Indian Summer, Nancy With The Laughing Face, Triste, Creole Love Call, Satin Doll, Cousin Mary, Saga of Harrison Crabfeathers, In The Mood For Love, Well You Needn’t, Lover Man, If You Never Come Home, Prelude To A Kiss, Green Dolphin Street, Nature Boy, Girl From Ipanema, My Funny Valentine, What Is This Thing Called Love, Gone With The Wnd, I Should Care, My Kind of Girl, They Say It’s Wonderful.

Attendees Today: Dave (drums), Gene (drums), Steve (alto), Todd (trumpet), Wes (tenor, clarinet), Craig (guitar), jeff (bass), Sam (bass, trumpet), Daniel (piano) and Vocalists Dick, Annie, Victoria and Matt.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Feburary 4, 2012

Songs played today: Sugar, Jeanine, The Nearness of You, Thou Swell, Straight No Chaser, Four, When the Saint Go Marching In, Nigh In Tunisia, Dont Get Around Much Anymore, What is This Thing Called Love, Never Let Me Go, Mean to Me, Parisian Thoughfare, When Your Lover Has Gone, Gee Baby Aint I Good To You, Here's That Rainy Day, Take the A Train, You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To, Black Orpheus, Careless Love, All of Me, Dream a Little Dream of Me, That Old Feeling, Hard Hearted Hanna, Just Frieds, Tangerine, Saint Thomas, One Note Samba and Summer Knows.

Personnel: Gene and Dave on drums/ Craig, Greg, Sadar, Bob on Guitar, Bill-ukelele, Wes and Keith on tenor sax, Todd and Jack on trumpet, Gene on bass, Steve on alto sax.

Vocalist: Annie, Vicky, Matt, Maggie and Shelia.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

January 28, 2012

Some tunes We Played today: Donna Lee, Joy Spring, Easy Living, Night In Tunisia, Red Top, Blue Trane, Song for My Father, Fee–Fi–Fo–Fum, Lullaby of Birdland, Brazil, Speak No Evil, Manteca, Along Came Betty, Doxy, I Remember You, The touch of Your Lips, I Remember Clifford, One Note Samba, I Remember You, I Remember April, You Are Always On My Mind, All The Things You Are, Nature Boy, House Upon a Hill, Just Friends, Just In Time, It Never Entered My Mind, Straight No Chaser, The Very Thought of You and Don't Go To Strangers.

The folks who played: Todd (trumpet), Sam (bass), Steve (alto), Josh (guitar), Gene (drums), Craig (guitar), Greg (guitar), Jack (trumpet, drums), Jim (piano), Wes (tenor), and vocalists Victoria, Annie and Shiela.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

January 21, 2012

Songs played today were Nuages, Caravan, Out Of Nowhere, Donna Lee, Joy Spring, Orbitz, Ornithology, Along Came Betty, Satin Doll, April In Paris, Come Sunday, If I Loved You, What Is This Thing Called Love, Blue Bossa, Find and Mellow, Feeling Good, Honey Suckle Rose, Grovin High, Bye Bye Black Bird, Lets Get Lost, Moten Swing, Gee Baby Aint I Good To You, Embraceable You, My Funny Valentine, How Deep Is The Ocean, Cousin Mary, The Folks Who Live On The Hill and One Note Samba.

Musicans attending were Craig/guitar, Wes/t sax, Todd/trumpet, Sam/bass and trumpet, Gene/drums, Russ/trumbone and Steve/a sax.

Vocalist attending were Annie and Vicky.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

January 14, 2012

Today we played Blue Seven, Birk's Works, Cool Blues, My Funny Valentine, You Don't Know What Love Is, Everything I have Is Yours, It Could Happen To You, Four, Come Sunday, It Had To Be You, The Firm Fram Sauce, Unforgetable, In Walked Bud, Invitation, Everytime We Say Goodbye, I Only Have Eyes For You, Corcovadol Never Let Me Go.

Attendees: Todd (trumpet), Gene (drums), Greg (guitar), Craig (guitar) Tony (bass), Steve (a. sax), on vocals were Victoria, Annie, Matt, Dick and Paul.

See ya next week for more fun!

January 7,2012

Off We Go Into 2012

With a few tunes from Real Book IV and elsewhere: Blues In Time, Skylark, Nardis, Are You Real, Jive Samba, Steeple Chase, This I Dig Of You, Silvers Blues, Azure Te, Blues In The Closet, Rose Room, All Of Me, Let's Get Lost, Mood Indigo, Green Dolphin Street, Never Let Me Go, Touch Of Your Lips, Something, Bye Bye Blackbird, Symphony Sid, Hard Hearted Hannah, How High The Moon, The Very Thought of You, I,m Glad There Is You, Every Time We Say Goodbye, Pentup House, Stolen Moments, Don't Go To Strangers.

And a fine group of players and singers: Tony (bass), Bill (ukulele), Gene (drums), Sam (trumpet), Todd (trumpet), Craig (guitar), Greg (guitar), Serdar (guitar), Keith (tenor), and vocalists Matt, Annie, Victoria, and Shiela