Thursday, September 24, 2015

Three bands

“Jazz is smooth and cool. Jazz is rage. Jazz flows like water. Jazz never seems to begin or end. Jazz isn't methodical, but jazz isn't messy either. Jazz is a conversation, a give and take. Jazz is the connection and communication between musicians. Jazz is abandon.” — Nat Wolff, American actor, singer-songwriter, composer, keyboardist and guitarist

MANY of you know that Paul is a musician. You might not know, however, that he plays in three bands. Yup, three. He's been the lead trombonist in Des Moines Big Band for 21 years. Some of you helped me design a logo for DMBB recently when the new musical director took over after 28 years and wanted a new look. (Actually, in this case he just wanted a look, not just a new one, since the band had never had a logo.)

Paul has also played lead trombone for Turner Center Jazz Orchestra since its inception five years ago. Paul and I designed the logo for TCJO too. (I swear I don't have a thing for blue and black. The TCJO logo came first, and the new director of DMBB wanted blue and black, so there you have it.)

And now Paul is playing in a South American band called Parranderos Latin Combo. 

I said all that to say this: Turner Center Jazz Orchestra is debuting its 2015 - 2016 on October 1. Below is the poster I designed for it. If you live in central Iowa, join us! It's going to be an awesome season!!!

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