I helped kick off the inauguration of the College Place Middle Jazz Colony along with Steve Treseler and assistants Max Bennett and Luis Ross.
I then ran over to the Edmonds-Woodway Jazz Colony to check in. Steve Treseler, Alex Dugdale, Michael Glynn ran the show.
Then I headed to Seattle to play some big band with Jay Thomas and the Usual Suspects Big Band. Players included Greg Williamson on drums, Paul Gabrielson, John Hansen on piano, saxes were Jay Thomas, Adam Notebaum, Jory Tindall, Nathaniel Schleimer and Dan Wickham. Trombones included Greg Schroeder, Ryan Shepard, Randell Runback, and Chad Kirby. Trumpets included myself, Mike Van Bebber and Denis Haldane.
Tunes performed inlcuded Home, the H.O.E., The Duke, Some Bones of Contention, Kennewick, Man, Sequence, Tomorrows Blues Today, Original People, Like Someone in Love, Boyd's Nest, Lelanni's Mirror, Driftin', I'm All For You, and Purple Heart