Category Archives: Jazz Music

I just got a new microphone, A Blue Snowball mic and it works great. Check out these recordings I did with it in Audacity. Name those tunes!

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To continue the theme of old school music recordings that I played on. Here’s ‘A’ Soundsketch which I was featured on, I performed the lead part throughout the whole song the long solo section halfway through. There is so much about this that I wish I played better, like for one, playing louder and closer to the mic and also building the solo more.

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This from when I was lead tenor saxophone in one of Truman’s jazz bands back in 2005. I miss playing in jazz band… they need a community jazz band!

Technical skill is mastery of complexity, while creativity is mastery of simplicity.

— Christopher Zeeman

Creative Improv is all about simplicity in design because that’s the sign of true creativity. We also follow this mantra by a great jazz bassist(because we love jazz music and there are great similarities between jazz improv and design)

Making the simple complicated is commonplace; making the complicated simple, awesomely simple, that’s creativity.

— Charles Mingus Jazz Bassist and Composer

My old roommate, Paul, plays every Wednesday at the Salamander Grill. He plays guitar and is in a jazz combo with trumpet, sax, bass, and drums. If the great food at the Salamander doesn’t entice you to go.. then great music should. 

Paul asked me to create a poster to advertise their gig every week. This was a quick and easy 20 minute job.

gumbojazz poster