Hi there, I let my old website go for a really long time and now I’m re-learning how to create and manage pages and content and all that good stuff. As you probably know, it’s pretty time-consuming and often baffling and frustrating. Like how can I move the word “blog” out of the middle of the photo? or how can I put photos of the bands up without cutting off people’s heads?

I hope I will be able to at least keep the calendar and photos up to date this time around!

Despite little or no active communication on the net, I and my bands have not been idle, I promise !

In July and August, Angel City Players will play at Gecko Bar three times and Camping Pramousquier twice in Le Lavandou. Jazz Fola near Aix en Provence on August 8. Holiday Marina Resort in Grimaud on August 11. The Cremaillere in Carnoux on August 28. And the private resort for RATP on September 1.

And finally, Lio’s brother’s birthday party on July 25 – but you’re not invited. sorry…

On July 15 Ad Libitum Brass 5 premiered our new show “Made in France”. We will play two times in Italy this summer: July 29 in Cossano Belbo for the Alba Music Festival and then again on August 22 in Acqui Terme for our old friend Mario the mayor of Bergolo and his summer music series. After that we will perform in early September for the city of St. Cyr sur Mer and finally for the rescheduled Toulon Music Festival !!

I’m looking forward to next school year with a full time schedule split between the Conservatory of Aubagne – where I will continue to teach trombone and tuba, direct the trombone ensemble and run the musiques actuelles department and combos, the Music School of La Londe les Maures – with my 2 loyal trombone students and 2 jazz improv workshops, and finally the Jacques Melzer Music School in Frejus – with my trombonists, jazz improv class and my old friends – the Frejus Big Band !!

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