Happy International Jazz Day!

28 May

In high school, I was a Jazz Band Groupie with a friend of mine.  We went to the jazz band’s concerts and cheered them all on.  In reality, this was just a way for me to become even more of a band geek.  In addition to playing in several groups, I even cheered on the ones I couldn’t play in.

It helped that my best friend played in the jazz band.  He is a very talented saxophone player, who would turn bright red wailing away on his jazz solos.  We won “Best Musician” in our high school year book together.  The photo is of him pretending to beat me with my large, cumbersome bassoon.

He was always a big fan of Charles Mingus.  Here’s a video of one of his songs:


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