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Snarky Puppy

There are a lot of things I could be snarky about here in Washington, DC, but who could be snarky about a…PUPPY?! Maybe that’s the genius behind the name of this 13 piece, jazzy-fusion-pop-instrumental band, in concert this week with … Continue reading

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Big Bad Voodoo Daddy

Last night we were invited to a holiday show at the legendary Birchmere, a dinner music club that’s been hosting bands in Alexandria, Virginia for 50 years. The headliner was Big Bad Voodoo Daddy…and they were both BIG and BAD, … Continue reading

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Note-worthy: Steve Turre and the Airmen

Last night we attended a concert by the Airmen of Note, the US Airforce Jazz Band. These guys are the top of the crop and at the top of their game. And the concerts are FREE. Every year they host … Continue reading

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Chopteeth Afrofunk at Hamilton Live

Last night we joined a group of friends for some rockin’ Afrofunk big band fun. We almost missed it because it wasn’t on the calendar, or perhaps because we were still in a post-vacation haze. Yo was in her PJs … Continue reading

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Coming Clean

I’ve seen a lot of dirty laundry in my time in the biz, along with a lot of dirty horns. It’s always amazed me that people who presumably wash their underwear rarely think of cleaning their horns. After all, we’re … 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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Steve Cannon’s Bangkok Bands

We just returned from an amazing trip to Thailand, Cambodia and a crazy stop-through day in Dubai, inspired by my old and ever youthful trumpet buddy, Steve Cannon. Steve was a fixture in Portland, playing in jazz, funk, blues and … Continue reading

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