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Roy Hargrove Quintet at Blues Alley

Last night we attended a show at Blues Alley, one of the oldest jazz clubs in DC, located about a block from Yo’s office. If you recall from previous posts, Roy circles back to play in DC of a regular … Continue reading

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Roy Hargrove Returns & City of Angels

It was a crazy week two weeks ago. I was about to pick up my horn to play the beautiful trumpet solo in Alaura’s Theme in “City of Angels” when I see my phone lighting up and buzzing me. It turns out … Continue reading

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Roy Hargrove’s Carbon Fiber Trumpet

Roy Hargrove’s Carbon Fiber Trumpet Last week I got a surprise call from Larry, the band manager for Roy Hargrove, trumpet player extraordinaire. Roy is a world famous jazz trumpet player, arranger and band leader for small ensembles and big … Continue reading

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Hankins Comes to Town

I’ve know Mike Hankins for over 18 years and have played trumpet with him at all variety of venues during our long friendship. I even lived with him for a short stint in the “Bat Cave” in Portland as I transitioned … Continue reading

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Terence Blanchard Quintet at Blues Alley

This band was HOT! We had tickets for this for a few months, and it’s a good thing, because the house was packed. The audience at Blues Alley is always interesting – a mix of young and old, black and … Continue reading

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Triumphant Trumpets: Faddis, Soloff & Stafford

Last night at Blues Alley we had the good fortune to hear a trio of bad-ass trumpets, accompanied by piano, bass and drums. The Triumphant Trumpeters were Jon Faddis, Lew Soloff and Terrell Stafford – each a legend in his … Continue reading

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