It’s been a busy couple of weeks, winding up my corporate career. This week, I’ll formally begin my new life as an entrepreneur. And, in a strange way, my musical life has been the better for it.
It’s not that I’ve been practicing more; if anything, I have had much less time to practice. Continue reading →
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If you weren’t there, I don’t know how to describe what it was like.
The Motor City Festival of Bands concluded Sunday with 294 musicians on the stage, under the direction of Leonard Slatkin. Dozens of clarinets, six bassoons, at least a dozen percussionists, and more brass than I could identify. When the first piece began during the finale, even pianissimo filled the Dearborn Performing Arts Center with an awesome sound. And when they broke out into full fortissimo, there’s no wonder that Leonard Slatkin was left breathless and said, “It’s kinda scary up here.” Continue reading →
This week, I announced plans to leave the employer where I have spent the last 20 years, to begin a new chapter in my career. My intent is to go into business for myself.
It’s a leap of faith. Continue reading →
Thanks to Raymond Murphy from Motor City Brass Band for providing these new additions to our *Places to Play* links: Continue reading →