Great performance, JJB! Note for Spring Session.

Hello JJB!

What a great performance!  I have received a lot of very positive comments.

I was a bit disappointed to have our front row of musicians on the floor, which is not ideal from the audience perspective.  However we saved “set up” time by accomodating the other jazz bands.  We will resolve this issue for future concerts at Woodroffe.

We have a recording of the concert to share.  It will be edited, and we have a few logistics to work out before it can be posted.

Wishing everyone a wonderful spring and summer!  Hope to see many of you back in the fall for more great music!

For musicians who have signed up in JJB for the Spring Session, here is a portion of the welcome note I sent by email to everyone on my official Spring Extension list which I received on April 8 from our administrator.  If you did not receive the email I sent very recently, then please let me know, so we can sort it out.

JJB Spring Theme – In and Out of Love
New this session- 
Hit the Road Jack – – 1961 – Percy Mayfield arr Mike Lewis  (R & B tune made famous by Ray Charles – easy swing feel)
Forget You – 2011 “Motown sound” Bruno Mars et al, arr John Berrry (made famous by Cee Lo Green – rock)
Brown-Eyed Girl – 1967  Van Morrison  arr Paul Murtha (Latin)
The Girl from Impanema  1963 Vinicius de Moraes and Antonio Carols Jobim, arr John Berry (made famous by Stan Getz and amateur singer Astrud Gilberto (wife of Joao Gilberto – Bossa Nova)
Believe It Or Not– 1981 TV show – Mike Post and Stephen Geyer arr. Jerry Nowak  (moderate rock)  Check the lyrics below to recall this tune.
Review tunes:
All My Lovin’  Lennon & McCartney, arr Rick Stitzel (easy swing)
Possible Latin additions from past repertoire- because we are lucky enough to have four percussionists – and because these are fun and sunny tunes – and we are in love with sunshine after the wild winter!
Into the Sun (Latin – Reggae)
Mixed Bag (Swing/Latin/Rock-Funk)