November 6, 2010
I started in Stage band in 7th grade
I am a musician and a fan of jazz...
I live in Grass Valley but perform in the Bay Area, Reno, Los Angeles and Sacramento...
First it was Maynard... his flair and showmanship is my foundation. I love Sammy Davis Jr., Joe Williams, and of course Sinatra...As far as trumpet it's Miles, Freddie Hubbard. Guys still around Kurt Elling and Chris Botti. Local heroes are Tom Peron, Steve Homan, Darius Babazadeh, Mark Tulga.
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I'm a singer trumpeter and love big band and swing music.
I am glad to find a central location for jazz events. I am a member of a couple groups now and look forward to seeing shows I may not have otherwise known about.