My final word about GOD

I received unsolicited private text messages complaining that I did not mention the word GOD in my last blog post which described my recent medical setback. It was a conscious choice on my part because I do not want to…

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Shanghai Swing, Threads, & the Money Man!

My first gig in Shanghai got off to a scary start! I had purchased RT air tickets for all my band members and had an executed contract with the hotel, but I found out less than 48 hours before my…

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Singapore Swing & Filipino Parties

My first highlight of 2023 occurred in January '23 when my wife and I returned to Singapore and the Philippines to visit her family there, and if that weren't already good enough, I was able to secure a two-nights in…

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Blog #6 - Singapore Integration

 

Living and playing music nightly for years in the tropical island city/state/country of Singapore was a life-changing experience on so many levels, personally and professionally. It permanently molded my current world-view and played a huge part in my maturity as…

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Blog #5: A Place for Bass

For the latter half of my 40-year career as a professional guitarist and bandleader, I have considered myself more of a composer than merely as a player. I have recorded over 70 original compositions, many of them for small ensemble…

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Blog #4: Hometown Disadvantage

I have learned that musicians can often be neglected in their hometown, regardless of whether their hometown is Cincinnati, Ohio like mine, or a jazz mecca like New York City, New York. After returning to the USA for the first…

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