Beaumont Rag was one of my favorite tunes to play as a teen. It was tricky, and it’s in a flat key (F) and it has really high position notes. […]
Dinah is such a singable melody. It’s happy and dancy, and it makes me smile. I remember hearing it as a boy being sung by my dad, and played on […]
Austin, TX is one of the coolest towns on the planet – one of the places that I would consider living outside of Fort Collins, CO. The music scene there […]
All of Me is one of my favorite crooner tunes. I even sing it sometimes – but not this time. I need an accompanist to really do it justice. When […]
I first heard Little Bit of Swing on the Herman Johnson tape, Simply Perfect. (Herman wrote this cool tune.) It was such a fun melody, and Herman’s playing was so […]
One of the prettiest waltzes I know, and one of the hardest to play well, Gardenia waltz was written by the amazing Texas swing fiddler Johnny Gimble.
Honeysuckle Rose is a Swing Tune written by Fats Waller as performed by me and Brent Hawley at Avogadro’s Number in Fort Collins, CO. November 21, 2010