Friday, January 29, 2010

Meeting The Great Joe Lovano

It was a treat for me to meet Joe Lovano today. He is one of the giants of the tenor saxophone.

I first heard him when he worked with Woody Herman & The Thundering Herd. I attended a concert they played in UK's Memorial Coliseum in the late '70's and remember how impressive he was then. He is now acknowledged as one of the greatest jazz improvisors in the world.

Mr. Lovano returned to Lexington today and conducted a master class. He shared stories about his life and musical journey and demonstrated his command of the horn. From my front row seat, I used my iPhone to record Mr. Lovano playing Thelonious Monk's "Work". He will be playing tonight at Natasha's and tomorrow at Singletary Center.

I brought my favorite Lovano cd, "I'm All For You", and had him autograph it for me. It was a fun day.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Hanging Out With Nick Clooney, Nina Clooney & The West Union Red Hat Society

I had another great gig last night at Caproni's Restaurant in Maysville, KY. Nick & Nina Clooney and I enjoyed our time spent with members of the West Union Ohio Red Hat Society. Nick, Nina and I are the ones pictured above without hats.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

David Hall Musical Services, A Member Of The Berea Chamber Of Commerce

I am pleased to be a member of the Berea Chamber of Commerce. Known as "The Folk Arts and Crafts Capital of Kentucky", Berea is a wonderful and beautiful town.

I look forward to playing more music in this area. Also this year, I hope to enroll additional students from Richmond and Berea for private saxophone and clarinet music lessons.