Adventures in the world of Traditional Jazz and Ragtime.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Adult Jazz Camp

If you're an adult . . . and you play an instrument . . . and you'd like to learn to play traditional jazz . . . check out the San Diego Adult Traditional Jazz Camp. It's scheduled for January 14-17, 2010.

The 2010 faculty includes Clint Baker, cornet; Alan Adams (Director), trombone; Jim Buchmann, clarinet/sax; Katie Cavera, banjo/guitar; Marty Eggers, tuba/bass; Hal Smith (Assistant Director), drums; John Royen's piano class is sold out.

All facilities are located at the Lafayette Hotel & Suites in San Diego, CA. Instruction will include sectionals for front line and rhythm. Students play music together and with faculty members throughout the weekend. Tuition is $400, and enrollment is limited. Call 619-297-5277 or e-mail for more information.

On The Home Front

I forgot that there was no quilting class today -- it was open sewing. So I worked on a commission quilt that needs to be finished soon. It only needs two more rows and the borders to finish the piecing, and then I'll quilt it. Once that's done I can list the Gammill for sale on eBay and Craig's list.

Remember yesterday morning's sun on snow-capped Mt. Baldy? Not so much today.

I'm thinking that when George Air Force Base was built here because we have sunshine almost every day of the year, it must not have been planned in an El Nino year! We've had clouds every day for the last week or so, and that's just unheard of.

Eight more rows to go on the Ishbel shawlette. There have been a couple of "oops" rows, but I'm thinking no one but me will ever know. It's dark, so the color doesn't show very well, but you can see a bit of the design now.

Speaking of knitting, today I received the kit from Dye Dreams' Four Seasons Mitten Club for the Winter 2010 mitten. I (and a few others) suggested the name in a contest that Wendy Johnson held on her WendyKnits blog. She created the design, and I was the first to suggest "Celtic Frost," which was ultimately chosen as the design name. Thank you Wendy and Dye Dreams! The yarn is blues and greys, and soooooo soft. I can't wait to finish Ishbel and socks so I can start the mittens!