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JWA stage band

We put together an “all-star” big band to play for a Parramatta Rotary club function. It was at the Holiday Inn at Parramatta. Everyone in the band was a member of our combos (except for one last-minute substitute, Thanks Lee). It was a 13-piece ‘little big band’ format, playing specially arranged or adapted music. It […]

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Atlanta

As I write this, I am sitting in the excellent Atlanta international airport. What a contrast to the appalling Miami airport! Quick, polite, friendly, efficient…everything that that other farce isn’t. Last night we had our end-of-tour celebration dinner at Georgia Shrimp Co, a restaurant/jazz club in the Atlanta suburb of Peachtree. The house band played […]

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Miami-Orlando-Tampa

Bayside Marketplace, Miami. As usual, it took over two hours to clear Miami airport, the last thing everybody needed after such an early start. In fact, our flight landed about twenty minutes early, but had to wait on the tarmac for the gate to become available (there were many unused gates clearly visible from the […]

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More Barbados

Last day in Barbados: Schools and the Yacht Club. Today we played at two high schools: the Alleyne School and Harrison College. The Alleyne School is a long way (in Bajan terms) from Bridgetown, so we had to breakfast and leave early to mke it in time for their morning assembly. Karen and I had […]

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Tour blog January 8-9

Wednesday 8 January: Crystal Cove & The Beach HouseThe last blog post was incorrectly titled “day 8”. It wasn’t, it was day 7.Today started with a very late breakfast and lounging around the pool, or walking to the nearby beach for a swim. Our first gig wasn’t until 4pm, so most of the day was […]

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Tour day 8

Day 8: Concert @ Frank Collymore Hall, Bridgetown. Our day started with a 7am breakfast ready to meet our bus at 8:00. It was a slow dive through peak hour traffic into the middle of Bridgetown, the capital city of Barbados. It was the first day of school after holidays, making the going particularly slow. […]

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JWA bands to play at Easter Show

A number of JWA Combos have been selected to perform at this year’s Royal Easter Show at Homebush later this month. On Sunday March 24, two groups will be playing: the JWA Academy Intermediate Combo, from 12 – 12:30 pm the JWA Academy Junior Combo, from 2 – 2:30 pm Another three groups will play […]

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