23
Jul
13

working hard to share quality!

It’s fun to share high quality representations of swing, Dixieland, Latin jazz, whatever it may be. I practice consistently and prep for each concert or event. It’s a pleasure to make good noises with other musicians and to share good sounds with others.

24
Dec
12

music does it again!

We had my mom’s funeral yesterday. It was music that really made it such a special event. She certainly was a special lady, and the spoken word made that clear, but it was a few of her song choices, the added music we put in, and her relatives doing the performing that made the celebration a great send off for a wonderful person.¬†And the clincher is how my ailing mom recently responded to hymns and carols. Wow! Music!

Mom danced 7 weeks ago, in pain from her illness, at my sister’s fun 60th birthday party. The music, that we thought might be somewhat “incidental”, turned out to be such a hit for the event. Amazing how music does that.¬†

26
Aug
12

what a thing that music is!

Music, this abstract thing we do, affects us all so differently. As a listener, performer, and teacher I feel privileged to deal with music on so many different levels, settings, and functions. What a great thing that can excite, hypnotize, and take you to other places!

29
Apr
12

Wow! It was a p…

Wow! It was a particularly busy February into March. The music life seems a bit more “managable” now but life can certainly have other challenges. But I am feeling happy to be practicing and performing! Even have a couple of new projects in the works, with Billy Barnard…………

26
Dec
11

young jazzers

As a “getting older” jazz performer I find it necessary and revitalizing to work with several regional younger players (as in younger than 30!). How great to hear the different approaches, to help them gain new experiences, offer them a paid gig, and to learn of their musical influences. It has also kept my listening skills on a bit more contemporary level!

25
Dec
11

Happy Holidays!

Merry Christmas to all! I feel so fortunate, again, to be doing what I’m doing – practicing, rehearsing, preparing and performing great music with great people. Plus I get to teach at a wonderful place! Hey, and three gigs this coming week. Looking good. All the best to you and yours!

23
Jun
11

visibility?

Every music ensemble wants more exposure, right? I just found another fine tool to help bring more potential clients/audience to to my site. Check out my Randy Lee Ensembles listing.




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