Belle and Sebastain, who’s that trumpet player?
Belle & Sebastain live in Los Angeles. Trumpet solo by yours truly. It’s ironic, I used to listen to this track in college.
Hanging backstage with [past] American Idol finalist Mikalah Gordon & Blake Lewis before our show. Fun times and nice loop pedal work from Blake.
Orchestras everywhere are jumping onto the movie-music bandwagon, thanks in part to the built-in marketing hook provided by film titles, particularly classic pics. And the concert treatment is help…
I had a blast this week sharing the stage with some very talented folks, which includes the trumpet section seen here. (From L-R) Your’s truly, Dan Fornero, Jon Lewis (1st), and Jim Grinta. Danny Elfman Singing and an appearance by Tim Burton… Best Halloween ever!
[from: DANNY ELFMAN’S Music from the Films of TIM BURTON. Performed by the Hollywood Symphony Orchestra & The Page LA Choir. Conducted by John Mauceri. Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE: October 29, 30, 31, 2013]
Imagine Jack Skellington putting on a rock concert in Los Angeles. If you grew up watching The Nightmare Before Christmas,…
Travels from New England/Canada to San Juan, Puerto Rico. Some good times were had…
Some select photos from performing with Tom Wopat (he was the original ‘Bo’ from, “Dukes of Hazzard”).
Tom Wopat - Vocals
Jordan Peterson- Piano
Vinny Vivacqua - Bass
Berti Eskanasi- Drums
David Easton- Guitar
David Bennett- Sax
Aaron Smith- Trumpet
Gary Anderson- Trombone
What a wonderful day in Quebec City. I have such an appreciation for each moment to experience new places by playing music.
Excerpt practice session: ‘Pictures at an Exhibition’ (Played by Aaron, recorded with an iPhone voice recorder app).
Cont. from: American in Paris -More in the ‘swing’ direction (Played by Aaron, recorded with an iPhone voice recorder app).
2nd Excerpt from “An American in Paris” - played straight.
(Played by Aaron, recorded with an iPhone voice recorder app).