WOW! My first official post card went out this week to regional symphonies, service bands, music schools and miscellaneous friends and family. I’ve never had a post card before, so it’s all a bit mind-blowing. Managing to stay on top of repairs while in the midst of a shop remodel.
It’s been 3 months now and I am settling in to a new life in DC. I’ve worked on a number of interesting horns, including a rebuild of a late 40s Conn 6M alto sax micro-tuner neck. A bit scary but turned out great. And then there was the Selmer Series II alto sax with a crushed bell bow. Bummed that I didn’t take photos.
I’ve heard some good music, mostly at Bohemian Caverns, which is just up the street. They have a 17 piece big band that is pretty hot! We also saw Nicholas Payton there not long ago. A bit etheral for my taste, but good. Next week we’re going to see Jazz at Lincoln Center with Wynton Marsalis at the Kennedy Center.
Laying low during the ingural activities. Will keep you posted…