NOTES On April 16, I had a special guest for our Thursdays Brass House Trio. Trumpetist Mike Harris drove down from Houston to sit in for most of the gig. Mike was my jazz band director at Amarillo High School from 1976-78, culminating with a trip to the Montreux Jazz Festival in ’78. He was […]

I enjoyed some live jazz at The Elephant Room in Austin, Texas last night. Our one true jazz venue in Austin was recognized by Wynton Marsalis as one of the ten best jazz clubs in the U.S. It’s also a good place to watch jazz calisthenics. The John Blondell band was at it last night. […]