When doing workshops for young jazz students, I will often tell them there only three things required in order to be thought of as a jazz musician. One: walk like you have no clue where you are going. Two: talk with sentences that include the word "man" a lot and fade out after a series of non-intelligent phrases ("Oh yeah, man, I doing good as I cud bcuz frrmmm duderrr...."). Three: don't get up before noon. Most young people find they already qualify on all three. Often, people will say "Break a leg" to me as I am preparing to perform. DON'T DO THAT! Jazz musicians are simple people. We will do as we are directed. We WILL break a leg!!! Better to tell us "Don't forget to get paid."
Barney McClure has six feature CDs on the market and one book on improvisational theory entitled There Is No Such Thing As A Mistake. Check them out.
Barney's book, There Is No Such Thing As A Mistake, is a "how-to" in improvisational jazz and is a popular hit with teachers who use it as a curriculum guide, and with instrumentalists and vocalists at any level who can use it as a self-help guide.
April 6 - Contra Dance at Anacortes Arts Depot, 611 R St., Anacortes, 7 PM. Live music by the On the Move band, with calling by Mariah Pepper of Seattle.
April 11 - Slaughter County Brewery, Port Orchard, WA, with Mark Lewis, saxophone, 7-10 PM.
April 12 - Auburn Wine & Caviar, with Mark Lewis, saxophone, 6-9 PM.
April 18 - Upstage in Port Townsend with Susan Pascal, jazz vibist, 7 PM.
April 26 - At Match Wine in Duval, WA with Dan Sales, guitar.
April 28 - Bake's Place, Bellevue, WA, Tribute to Howard Roberts, 6 to 9 PM.
May 1 - at Woody's, Palm Springs as Barney McClure Trio
May 3 - at Woody's, Palm Springs with Larry Holloway, bass, and a vocalist (information coming)
May 18 - at Upstage, Port Townsend with vocalist Trish Hatley.
May 25 - Port Angeles Jazz Festival with Mark Lewis.
June 8 - Stella Luna Farm, Mount Vernon, WA, with Bill & Betty Connor, 7-10 PM.
July 14-28, Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival with Greta Matassa, vocals; Clipper Anderson, bass; Diamond Fuller, drums. Workshops and concerts.
October - dates still being determined. Singin' In the Rain Cabaret workshop, Juneau, Alaska.
MY BIG PROJECT
A CD THAT FEATURES ME ON HAMMOND B-3 WITH A BIG BAND
I am embarking on a project that will help me create a CD that features me on Hammond B-3 organ with a big band - made up of the best of the Northwest's players. It will also feature arrangements by the incredible Phil Kelly. Phill has written for a who's who of performers over the years and I am blessed with his friendship, support, and arrangements. Many are of original compositions of my own. Others are my own versions of some of my favorite compositions - but arranged for big band and B-3. I am very excited about this project which will be called "Think Again" after one of the compositions.
Please email me at: email@example.com for more info on how to participate.