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All The Things You Are

I am still enjoying myself for the most part. I say that because I am still having some back pain which sometimes makes it difficult to handle the weight of the saxophone. 249 more words


My 66 Favorite Jazz Standards

As you know, I’m in the process of putting together a jazz ensemble. I’ve been digging around, figuring out songs to put on the set list. 375 more words

Rachel Lee Walsh

Celebrate Ella Fitzgerald's centennial birthday during Jazz Appreciation Month

The First Lady of Song, Ella Fitzgerald, would have turned 100 years old this year had she not passed away June 15, 1996. Also known as the Queen of Jazz and Lady Ella, Fitzgerald was born in Virginia April 25, 1915, grew up in Yonkers, NY and rose to fame after she competed in one of the first Amateur Nights at the Apollo. 336 more words


About Using Real Book

I recently read an article on JazzAdvice.com, called Why You Shouldn’t Be A Real Book Player. Basically, the article talks about the difference it makes when you learn a tune by ear from a record vs. 431 more words


Music-versary: Happy 95th birthday, Doris Day!

Doris Day is many things. She’s the quintessential girl next door, an Oscar-nominated actress, a celebrated singer and a devoted animal welfare activist. She is also a legend who, as she approaches her 95th year, is still beloved by a large, loyal fan base that grew up listening to her cheery music, watching her popular rom-com movies and adoring the slice of sunshine she gave to each of them. 847 more words


HYH Podcast #19: Mads Tolling


Every now and then, an album will come across my desk that at first glance doesn’t look like it will really work. Then, after thinking about the concept for a while, I think that maybe this could work. 162 more words


Valentine's Day Quiz: Whether you love it, hate it or don’t care at all, we’ll help find the perfect soundtrack

Valentine’s Day, unlike many other holidays, is especially charged. Either you look forward to it, don’t care about it or just wish it wouldn’t be so in-your-face. 53 more words