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March 2014

March 2014 saw the Eccleston Brass Band (in which I was principal trombone) compete in the North West Regional Brass Band Championships, in Blackpool. We went through months of rigorous rehearsals and I feel that on the day, our performance of “Chaucer’s Tunes” was the best we had ever done. 262 more words


Little Moments

Jazz funerals and second lines are historically and culturally driven.

For me, as a photographer, the establishing scenes are very important. Those are the ones like the picture I posed yesterday. 116 more words

Ray Laskowitz

Penarth Pier and brass bands

Another sunny day and a good sea breeze: what could be better than a stroll to listen to a brass band at Penarth Pier?  Vale of Glamorgan Brass Band… 90 more words

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Day 183

Big brass band down town on Saturday

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Modern Day Melody and a Southern Charm: The Soul Rebels at the Crocodile, Thursday July 31, 2014

Described by New York’s Village Voice as “the missing link between Public Enemy and Louis Armstrong,” New Orleans-based band The Soul Rebels are bringing the funk to Seattle’s Crocodile Thursday, July 31st. 208 more words


Sunday Run-Down

Today, like the previous week, I thought I’d do a round-up post giving you a brief idea of what I’ve been up to this week. 549 more words


Wednesday Hodgepodge - 16th July

1. The month of July was named for Roman Emperor Julius Caesar.  He’s quoted as saying, ‘Experience is the teacher of all things.’ So, what has experience taught you lately? 887 more words