September 3, 2013
Working toward playing swing standards, jazz, gypsy jazz, klezmer.
No particular order: Three Leg Torso, Pink Martini, Louis Armstrong, Benny Goodman, Django Reinhardt; From youth: Alice Cooper, Jethro Tull (heavy metal flute!), Pink Floyd, Aerosmith, Ozzy Osbourne, Black Sabbath
Poorly, but sure, why not. Just, you know, not while I'm playing my instrument, like all the cool string instruments can do.
More experience: Clarinet, bass clarinet; Less experience: Euphonium (think "mini-tuba"; playing at TubaChristmas at Pioneer Square is a someday-goal)
I've played the clarinet for 25+ years. As an amateur. An amateur very attached to sheet music.
Clarinetist who would like to learn improv skills and build a jazz/gypsy jazz repertoire. Sheet music has been my security blanket for a very long time.