“Music has always brought people together because music is connection.”
Every other week there is a jam at the Douglas Saloon. The reason I go there is because nobody knows about it. Sometimes it’s fun, but other times it’s a train wreck.
“I worry about forgetting lyrics, so sometimes I hand write them to help me memorize. I have sung ‘Summertime’ a billion times, but I still will write down the lyrics anyway.”
“Michael’s was my favorite hangout. We played at that place many times. In fact, the CBB Jazz Combo played the last gig there. Everybody misses Michael’s.”
“Being a full-time doctor and still playing music professionally is a bit unusual.”
“When I was little kid, my mom used to buy a lot of 45s, and she would have these dance parties in our basement. It was like a miniature American Bandstand.”
“We were playing for a dance, and a man’s toupee flew off his head while he was dancing. Without missing a beat in the context of the dance, it was picked up from the dance floor and put back on his head.”