Monday, February 23, 2015

A Turner Center valentine

“For it was not into my ear you whispered, but into my heart. It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul.” — Judy Garland

IN THE MIDST of all this pajama tagging, sorting, packing, delivering and media arranging, PaulRichard Early, Andy Classen and I had two Valentine's concerts to put on — one at the Turner Center on February 12 and a second one the evening of Valentine's Day in Red Oak, Iowa

It was quite the challenge because for one reason or another various regular members of the band were missing — bari sax, tenor sax, three trumpets, drums and keyboard — and subs had to be found. We cast a wide net, even bringing trumpet master Chris VanLeeuwen up from Kansas City to play. The ever-divine Tina Haas Findlay was our vocalist.

If audience response was any measure, it was worth all the effort. Below are photos from the 2/12/15 Turner Center concert courtesy of photographer Karl Schilling.

Left to right. Trumpets: Greg Warthan and Steve Day. Trombones: Paul and Richard Early. Saxes: Tony Wadle and John Morgan.

The divine Miss THF with trumpets Jim Bovinette and Chris VanLeeuwen.

Trumpet line from right to left: Steve Day, Greg Warthan, Chris VanLeeuwen.

Jim Romain on tenor sax, Jim Bovinette on trumpet and Steve Charlson on bass.

Mark Grimm on drums.

Jamie Poulsen on keyboard, John Benoit on trombone.

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