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.