Friday, September 01, 2006

I Guess I Really Am That Crazy

Tickets to the Maynard tribute concert in St. Louis are now officially on the way. Yeah, it's not in my backyard, but a lineup like this sounds like pretty much a once-in-a-lifetime event:
THE CORE BAND:

CONFIRMED TRUMPET PLAYERS:
PATRICK HESSION
SERAFIN AGULAR
WAYNE BERGERON
ROGER INGRAM

CONFIRMED SAX PLAYERS
MATT WALLACE
MIKE DUBANIEWICZ
CHIP MCNEILL
DENIS DIBLASIO

CONFIRMED TROMBONE PLAYERS
STEVE WIEST
TOM GARLING
REGGIE WATKINS
KEITH OSHIRO
JOE BARATI

CONFIRMED RHYTHM SECTION
STOCKTON HELBING- DRUMMER/MUSICAL DIRECTOR
BRIAN MULHOLLAND- BASS
JEFF LASHWAY- PIANO
CHRISTIAN JACOB - PIANO

ADDITIONAL CONFIRMED GUEST PLAYERS:
PETER OLSTADT
CARL FISCHER
SCOTT ENGELBRIGHT
ERIC MIYASHIRO
ERNIE HAMMES
STAN MARK
DANNY BARBER
(from the frontpage of Maynard's website)
And needless to say, I'm really glad that the Wright Amendment was, well, amended to include Missouri, as I'm anticipating finding a reasonably cheap flight up there.

Coming just four days after the Dave Holland Big Band in San Antonio, this new month of September is really shaping up as a good time for concerts.

Security breeds insecurity, in this case: A Canadian airline pilot accidentally locked himself out of the cockpit after a trip to the restroom, which eventually forced the crew to remove the door from its hinges; there was a co-pilot at the helm, so the flight was never in any danger, but you can imagine the bad PR. (Oh, and I really like the name of the airline: Jazz.)

A polite pilfering: Someone is stealing flowers from the yards of homes in a historic Des Moines neighborhood....but hey, at least they're leaving thank-you notes to their victims.

1 comment:

Gary P. said...

Some enterprising soul really ought to bring their brand new Mac laptop and liveblog the concert. It would be even better if they brought a mic and uploaded mp3's of the charts just after they're played.

That would be awesome......