Thursday, August 03, 2006

One of the great musicians in jazz history turns 65 this weekend, jazz tuba legend Howard Johnson.

He is celebrating tommorrow (Friday night) with his amazing tuba band; Gravity. The show is at Sweet Rhythm in New York City. Also Saturday night you can hear him playing baritone saxophone (which is always a treat!) with his group featuring lots of baritone players called the Bear Tones.

I am very sad to say I will not be there. I hope anyone I know who makes it gives him a big, "bear-hug" for me.

Way to go HOJO you are the man!!

p.s. for those folks reading in Toronto or regulars to cottage country; the Tim Posgate Hornband will be performing at the Stockey Centre for the Performing Arts in Parry Sound on Sept 2.


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