Mid-July, 2019

With only two musical engagements this month, I actually had some time to enjoy some mindless entertainment by watching tv.  Alex was delighted:

Battlebots buddies

Mittens, with a fraction of Alex’s fur, is not enjoying the superheated temperatures this month.  She is always on the lookout for a shady spot:

Shade in the Sun Room


My one remaining engagement this month is the Evergreen Jazz Festival in beautiful Colorado.  Just before the festival starts, I will be teaching at a clinic, which also includes my friend — and fantastic trumpet man — Ben Polcer.  Then on Friday, July 26, On The Levee Jazz Band will debut in Evergreen.  I am REALLY looking forward to playing with this great band again!  (We have the original lineup for Evergreen, including Clint Baker on trombone).

After a very short turnaround time at home, I will head north to Davenport, Iowa and the Bix Beiderbecke Memorial Jazz Festival.  At the festival I will be working with Jeff Barnhart and the Hot Jazz Collective, plus a trio with Jeff and Dave Bennett on clarinet.  I expect to burn a lot of calories that weekend!

At the moment, I don’t have much on the calendar for August except a quick trip to New Orleans in mid-month.  If anything changes, I will mention it on this page.

Meanwhile, keep cool!

— Hal