Oop! CD Release

Very excited for the release of my new CD Oop! featuring two of my oldest friends, Tommy Banks (piano) and PJ Perry (sax). We had a great time in studio recording some of our favourite jazz standards. There is a…

Yogi Berra on Jazz

An interview with the Master of Malapropisms

Interviewer:  Can you explain Jazz?  

Yogi:  I can't, but I will. 90% of all Jazz is half improvisation. The other half is the part people play while others are playing something they…

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Thank you for the 80th Birthday Celebration

Thank you to all my friends and family who came out to celebrate my 80th Birthday at the Ironwood Sunday. A wonderful surprise that Johnny Summers and Jim Murray organized for me. Such a pleasure seeing some old friends and…

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Trumpet Tips #3: Talent isn't enough

I've known some wonderfully talented players in my days, some, who never amounted to much. Everything came so easily to them. However, they didn't spend the necessary time on their horn to become a really good strong player. Talent just…

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Trumpet Tips #2

When starting off playing music, take every opportunity that comes your way to play with different ensembles - in all genres. Sometimes we put the blinders on, or close our ears to styles of music that may not be our…