Category Archives: Jazz

One Range Trumpet Book

New Trumpet Book – One Range I made the mistake of mentioning on facebook, many months ago, that I was in the process of writing a new book. I said that I had hoped to have it done by the … Continue reading

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Boys Play, Men Fight – Part II

The Composition Process In my last post about the Al Mendez tribute concert, I said I would write a separate post about the composition I wrote specifically for the concert. When Roger asked me what I would like to perform … Continue reading

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Boys Play, Men Fight – Part I

Jazz Unlimited – Al Mendez Tribute Concert Last week, Pearl and I traveled to my home town of El Paso, Texas, to participate in a jazz band concert honoring my high school band director, Al Mendez. El Paso’s Jazz Unlimited … Continue reading

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El Paso Trip Reflections

I am back now from spending five days in El Paso, performing and speaking about music. It was a nice trip and I wanted to spend some time reflecting here on what happened while I was there. Jawn Glass and … Continue reading

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Harlem Renaissance 101 – Cesar Chavez High School

One of the nice things about my career is the variety of different types of gigs I do. Being a self employed, freelance trumpet player means that I need to be ready for anything. Harlem Renaissance 101 Last Wednesday I … Continue reading

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Jacqui Sutton Tonight at Mucky Duck

Just a heads up for all of my Houston readers. I am performing tonight with Jacqui Sutton and her Frontier Jazz Orchestra. We are at the Mucky Duck, which I haven’t played at in at least fifteen years. (I think … Continue reading

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New CD Now In Production

After a series of setbacks and distractions, Pearl and I finally submitted our CD project to the duplicators. The arrival date is estimated to be the second week of September. I am very excited about this CD. I’ve been listening … Continue reading

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