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Heroes of the Low End pt. 11


Joe Tarto: bassist, tuba king, composer and arranger whose career spanned over six decades

After his stint in the Army band during World War I, Tarto broke into the New York music scene and quickly became the go to man for the low end. 60 more words

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Beautiful Women Playing Tuba pt. 56

It is my utmost pleasure to introduce to you, the most beautiful jazz dancer in Phoenix, Arizona, Ashley!

P.S. Gig tonight at the Volcanic Theatre Pub in Bend, Oregon. Show starts at 9.

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Saxhorns

I’ve purposely skirted around the subject of Saxhorns throughout my run of this blog.  Saxhorns are really a complete mess of a family.  Adolphe Sax intended them to be a homogeneous family of valved brass instruments.   594 more words

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Heroes of the Low End pt. 9

Jim Self: legendary freelance musician who has played on over 1500 movie soundtracks and countless tv shows, composer, jazzcat badass.

Jim Self’s career is far too distinguished and extensive to get into here, but let it be known, Jim is the voice of the mothership in Close Encounters of the Third Kind. 16 more words

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Beautiful Women Playing Tuba pt. 55

It is my utmost pleasure to introduce to you, the most beautiful music therapist/classical flutist in Danbury CT, Cecilia!

P.S. Gig tonight at the Roswell Cultural Arts Center in Roswell, GA. Show starts at 8.

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Beautiful Women Playing Tuba pt. 54

It is my utmost pleasure to present to you, the most beautiful tuba playing lawyer in Cambridge via the UK, Bex!

P.S. Tonight we’re back in Belmar, New Jersey at 10th Ave. 16 more words

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Heroes of the Low End pt. 7

Wilfried Brandstötter: tubist, professor, actor, badass monster player whose facility and tone quality is matched only by his sense of humor and showmanship.

Wilfried Brandströtter is a founding member of Mnozil Brass and the professor of tuba at the Anton Bruckner University in Linz. 48 more words

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