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Hollywood Clarinet Quartet

The Hollywood Clarinet Quartet played a concert at the William Grant Stills Art Center for the summer clarinet students.  The kids were great and we had a lot of fun.

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Beyond the Bell – Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz

I went to a concert for LAUSD featuring several levels of school bands. Presented by Beyond the Bell and the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz. The concert was at the Musicians Institute in Los Angeles. The concert was outstanding form young kids to high school kids of all levels and they looked like they had fun. My friend Tony White and Dr. JB Dyas conducted the Thelonious Monk Institute/LAUSD All-City Combo and Big Band with Jane Montheit the combo and band sounded great.   **A side note... I parked on the street with my Disabled Person Placard in the ...

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Joe Cocker – Ain’t No Sunshine When She’s Gone

Joe Cocker - Ain't No Sunshine –Up 4.16.16 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZN5RDJFwI3I

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Music is sound

Music Education
Music is sound first and everything next.   When people ask what is music the first thing is it is sound... without a great sound there cannot be great music. It is important to listen to each note you play and what the sound is coming out the end of your instrument. Always Tone first!

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Lanny Morgan Jazz Legend Alto Sax

Great Musicians
Lanny Morgan Jazz Legend Alto Sax.. I am proud to count Lenny Morgan as a friend. His work as a jazz soloist and with SuperSax leave us with great music. After You've Gone  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PTvDmlMi-So Joy Spring   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hVJOXhCC27I Subconscious Lee    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UEQhDq977E8   In jazz journalist Scott Yanow's book, Bebop (Miller Freeman Books, 2000), he opens his bio piece on LANNY MORGAN as follows: "A brilliant bebop alto soloist often overlooked because he lives in Los Angeles rather ...

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Clark Terry Bob Brookmeyer quintet

This is on of my very favorite groups of all time.  Enjoy... the Clark Terry Bob Brookmeyer quintet Simple Waltz   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rTppLubuzdE Straight No Chaser https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_0RVManL_TM Hum https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d7RqBBBvDtw Tete a Tete https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W4upHdrckYY

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Summer Music Program for young students

Clarinet for Karla
Summer Music Program for young students.. We loaned 13 trumpets and 10 clarinets to the William Grant Hill Arts center for their summer music introducing kids to playing musical instruments. We also gave 40 recorders to kids in the summer program, 30 trumpet mouthpieces and 30 clarinet mouthpieces, ligatures and caps for the students in the summer program. The kids will be able to keep the mouthpieces and recorders so they have something from the program and it might help the want to continue to play an instrument

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Baritone Saxophone for Jeff

BAritone Saxophone for Jeff
Baritone Saxophone for Jeff  Today we donated a Low A Black Diamond Baritone Saxophone to a freshman college student Jeff. The Black Diamond Low A Baritone saxophone was designed by Rheuben Allen and is a professional low A Baritone saxophone.  It features several unique key designs and is the last in the Black Diamond Baritone Saxophone series for the moment.

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Should I start playing the clarinet first before saxophone?

Saxophone Questions & Answers
Should I start playing the clarinet first before saxophone? There is a big majority of great saxophone players that started on the clarinet. There are many that started on the saxophone Charlie Parker for example. Almost all of the great studio woodwind players, big band players in the early bands started playing the clarinet. Clarinet is important when doubling for Broadway Shows or playing in big jazz bands. Many great jazz saxophonists, example Phil Woods studied clarinet at Julliard. If you can play the clarinet it is easier to learn the saxophone and flute. If ...

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Otis Hayes has a Gig

Otis Hayes has a gig!
Otis Hayes has a Gig! Yes! The rumors are true advisory Board Member Otis Hayes has a gig.  If you can come by and see him, it is open to the public. Otis Hayes Saturday May 16, 2015 Café Fiore 21550 Oxnard St. # 125 Woodwind Hills, CA 91367 7:00pm – 10:00pm Featuring: Otis Hayes III               Vibraphone/Vocals Ed Roth                        Piano Scott Kay                        Drums cafefiorewoodlindhills.com otishayes.com  

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