Thursday, December 27, 2018

December 22, 2018

NO WORKSHOP this week (Dec. 29).Next time: Saturday, Jan. 5, 11am-3pm, TowerLight

More catch-up work this week, sans details. Back soon with the blog posts you have all (assuming there is more than one of us) come to know and love.

The Musicians:
Raphael (bass), Sam (trumpet, trombone), Jack K (trumpet), Steve M (alto), Carl (trombone), and Steve H (piano).

The Songs:
Work Song (I-4xx) Sam
My Romance (I-2xx) Jack K
Round Midnight (I-3xx) Steve M
I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm (III-188) Steve H
Deluge (I-106) Raphael
Softly As In A Morning Sunrise (II-355) Sam
Stella By Starlight (I-382) Steve M
Jelly Roll (I-226) Carl
West Coast Blues (I-436) Steve H
Night In Tunisia (I-302) Raphael
The Girl From Ipanema (I-158) Sam
You Brought Me A New Kind Of Love (I-458) Steve M
Blue Bossa (I-50) Carl
Baby It's Cold Outside (II-28) Steve H
Three Flowers (I-412) Raphael
Wave (I-431) Sam
On A Slow Boat To China (I-309) Steve M


P.S. I have no idea why half of this report is showing up in red, nor how to stop it. 'Tis the season of surprises...

Thursday, December 20, 2018

December 15, 2018

Next Time: Saturday, Dec. 22, 11am-3pm, TowerLight (3601 Wooddale, St. Louis Park)

Bring your holiday music along with the regular stuff. No telling what someone might request this close to Christmas!

Finally catching up on the blogs after getting through a lot of other Important Things like work, holidays, and family fun.

It's been awhile, and your scribe no longer remembers the details, though it is possible to list the players and the songs from this date.

The Players: Craig (guitar), Sam (trumpet, trombone), Jack K (trumpet), Waymond (drums, alto, vocals), Raphael (bass), Steve H (piano, alto), Ari (trumpet), Annie (vocals), Carl (vocals), and special guest Caitlin (vocals).

The Tunes:
All Of Me (I-20) Sam
Broadway (I-61) Steve H
Au Privave (I-37) Raphael
Alice In Wonderland (I-17) Waymond
I'm Old Fashioned (III-186) Jack K
High Hopes (III-145) Ari
Dear Old Stockholm (I-102) Sam
Merry Christmas Baby (Christmas Book) Annie-vocal
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas (Christmas) Caitlin-vocal
The Nearness Of You (II-285) Waymond-vocal
Santa Claus Is Coming To Town (Christmas) Annie-vocal
The Christmas Waltz (Christmas) Caitlin-vocal
So What (I-364) Carl-instrumental break
What Are You Doing New Years Eve (Christmas) Annie-vocal
Winter Wonderland (Christmas) Caitlin-vocal
Never Let Me Go (III-299) Annie-vocal
White Christmas (Christmas) Caitlin


Wednesday, December 12, 2018

December 8, 2018

NEXT TIME: Saturday, Dec. 15, 11am-3pm, TowerLight, 3601 Wooddale, St. Louis Park

Bring your Christmas songs along (Real Book and Sam's collection)

TowerLight residents and personnel were kind enough to let us play for them in appreciation of their allowing us to play throughout the year in the theater space. We played Christmas tunes for an hour in the lobby. Annie and Victor did the singing. The band was composed of Sam (trombone and trumpet), Carl (trombone), Steve C (piano), Serdar (guitar), Raphael (bass), Waymond (drums), Steve M (alto), Steve W (alto), and Wes (tenor). Special mention to Jack K, who showed up, but did not play.


Thursday, December 6, 2018

December 1, 2018


We need to be ready for a downbeat at noon, so we hope you will arrive between 11:15 and 11:30 to help set up.

This week we had a suitable contingent: Sam (trombone and trumpet), Raphael (bass), Craig (guitar), Jack K (drums), Carl (trombone), Annie (vocals), Wes (tenor), and Steve H (piano). 

We played most of the songs in our Christmas folder. When we left, it was snowing very hard.