For anyone around western North Carolina this Friday (April 1, 2011), come stop by the White Horse Black Mountain to hear the Asheville Jazz Orchestra. I not only play trombone with this group, but I also serve as the music director. Which means that I get to pick the set list out. We’ll be playing a mix of stuff ranging from the hits of the Swing Era to some of my original compositions.
If you do make it, please come say hello to me during our set break or after the show. If you can’t be there, here’s a taste of what you’ll miss. This video was taken at the 2009 Western Carolina University Trumpet Festival, featuring Bobby Shew (sorry, Bobby will not be playing with us Friday).