Hello all! I'm back to blog. I thought Nate did a great first presentation on his listening project. Maybe I should have known this, but it was pretty cool to find out that John Aley, professor of trumpet at UW-Madison, was in the American Brass Quintet. That is pretty serious. I definitely enjoyed the presentation and cannot wait to bring some cool stuff to the table like Nate did.
Adam Stevens suggested I look up the Hot Brass so I did. Thanks, Adam. It is apart of the USAF Band and they do stuff like funk, jazz and blues styles. They also do outreach concerts around the world. I always thought that the USAF Band was about marches, classical music, and more marching. However, it's way cool that they also do jazz. I guess it's another way to promote the military and patriotism using American music. Since I want to be in the Air Force, I'd better work on my jazz chops if I ever wanna hang with these guys. Check them out here! Look up Hot Brass and you'll learn all about them.