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"I think, therefore I blog."
I have lived in the San Francisco Bay Area for many years and occasionally enjoy listening to a radio program called “Philosophy Talk” hosted by John Perry and Ken Taylor on Sunday mornings. They always end with an invitation to read their blog and quote the motto above, and I never fail to smile. Along those lines, I will contribute blog articles relating to musical and other topics of interest to me; please send any comments or thoughts my way.
John Klopotowski Joins Steve Snyder Big Band!
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2019, 11:04 AM
I am very pleased to announce that I have joined Steve Snyder’s Big Band as guitarist as of September 2019. Please see the links page for more info on the band but Steve is a great guy and talented drummer and has been running the band as a ‘rehearsal band’ for many years, however also with a number of annual concert appearances.
The focus of the ‘book’ (repertoire) is the Count Basie band, although there are many great charts from the swing era and after. The guitar chair in the Basie band was held for decades by Freddie Green, one of my personal heroes.
I am having a great time playing and learning the charts, and I look forward to continued fun and success with the band. I will post notices of appearances as they come up.
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