Even many accomplished musicians never learn the fine art of playing by ear. A strong ear is a “must” for those of us musicians with visual disabilities. I owe my ear to a uniquely inspired teacher. The story begins in 1963. Continue reading “HOW I LEARNED TO PLAY BY EAR”
“Storyville” packed Laguna Beach’s Marine Room in June. Everybody had a great time, so we decided to do it again.
When: Tuesday, August 14 , 2012, 7:00-11:00 PM
Where: The LAX Jazz Club at the Crowne Plaza Hotel
Please RSVP at: the Storyville Facebook page.
listen to samples of Storyville’s music here
This most unique ensemble is comprised of HONK member Craig Buhler along with bassist Jack Prather, trumpet & vibes man Brian Atkinson (Disneyland Band), brass man Dan Barrett (Benny Goodman, Woodie Allen, etc.), and first call L.A. session players Karen Hammack (piano) and drummer Paul Kreibich (Ray Charles Band). Their repertoire is amazingly diverse spanning jazz history from Louis Armstrong to Wayne Shorter, pop icons from Benny Goodman & Nat King Cole to Bob Marley & Steely Dan
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