Accordion, Acoustic Guitar, Background Singer, Bagpipes, Banjo, Bass Guitar, Cello, Clarinet, DJ, Dobro, Drums, Electronic Music, Fiddle, Flute, Harmonica, Harp, Keyboard, Lead Guitar, Mandolin, Other, Other Percussion, Piano, Rhythm Guitar, Saxophone, Steel guitar, Trombone, Trumpet, Ukulele, Upright bass, Violin, Vocalist, Vocalist - Alto, Vocalist - Baritone, Vocalist - Bass, Vocalist - Soprano, Vocalist - Tenor.


I am an amateur musician. My main instrument is a straight (no F valve) Bb tenor slide trombone. I normally play lead or 1st trombone in the groups I play in.. I currently play in 2 bands, the Valley Winds Swing Band and the Valley Winds Concert Band, both based in the Temecula/Murietta area. I'm 62 years old, and am fully retired, as of 06/01/17. I have played in all kinds of groups: swing bands, concert bands, orchestras, brass choirs, brass quintets, etc... I ran across the Bandmix link on my page, and thought I would check it out, to maybe meet some new friends. I'm not a very good soloist, in terms of jazz improvisation, but I hope to take care of that, by practicing a lot more, now that I'm fully retired.

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Member since:
Jul 08 2017
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Just for Fun
Years playing music:
Gigs played:
Over 100
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week


I listen to and like all kinds of music (jazz, blues, etc., etc. ...) (although I'm not into rap/hip hop music).

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I play a Conn 48H Constellation trombone. This is the trombone I've played on pretty much my whole life.