When next we meet we’ll be joined by Dave Cooper (tpt), Paul Muench (pno), Ben Ferris (bs), and Matt Endres (dr). They’ll back us on featured tunes by Duke and Newk. First up will be Ellington’s “Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me.” This one is the “easier” tune of the week, with a melody that’s familiar to everyone and a straightforward chord progression. “Valse Hot” is our “intermediate” tune of the week. It’s not particularly difficult either, but personally I feel like the melody is a little tricky, and who doesn’t need practice playing in three? You can find the Ellington tune in Real Book I and the Rollins number in Real Book II. Meanwhile I’ll post some select recordings on our Facebook page. If you don’t follow us there, look us up!

We look forward to seeing you and our crackerjack house band on the 18th!