What Are You Doing New Years, New Years Eve



  • An early Happy New Years greetings to all. Let TB know what you have planned for New Years!



  • The Eddie Brookshire Quintet will be welcoming in the New Years together in celebration of 2020 with a "Roaring 20's Party" If any of you are in the area and want to get out your wing tips and flapper gowns, then come on down:
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  • New Years Eve: Spectacular baroque D- Major (actually in historic pitch so it is glorious Db major)

    New Years (and the rest of January): New Years concerts with operetta works from Strauss father and Son, Lehár, Bizet, Liszt, Kálmán, Stoltz plus musicals.



  • I'll be watching the grass grow.


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    Playing a New Year's Eve Ball with Big Band Markus Fluhr www.bbmf.de, and then several weeks of assisting my wife with "Countess Mariza", done by the touring operetta company she has just wormed herself into to such an extent that the present owner wants to retire and hand over the company to her... then a concert with the Vienna Lakeside Music Academy Symphony Orchestra - music from animation movies - and then a few Carnival gigs.


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    Subbing for a big band job, and then a blues band on New Year’s Day. Never had a New Year’s Day gig before - I guess there’s a first for everything!


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    @flugelgirl said in What Are You Doing New Years, New Years Eve:

    Subbing for a big band job, and then a blues band on New Year’s Day. Never had a New Year’s Day gig before - I guess there’s a first for everything!

    Indeed - last year I had a Christmas Day funeral, a Jewish relative of mine who passed away on Christmas Eve.


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    No music, but I'm planning on doing an arduous snowshoe hike New Year's Day. We're planning on a minimum of 9 hours!



  • Same as every year. Going to bed around 10.30-11pm. Last time I saw the New Year in was 1999/2000.



  • Since my wife passed 8 years ago, New Year's Eve and Day are just days with memories. I will get together with some musician friends on New Years Day and play some music. Music always helps.



  • Packing up so I can hit the road at 5:45 am to get to the airport to fly home with a carry-on dog. What could be better than that?



  • @Newell-Post said in What Are You Doing New Years, New Years Eve:

    Packing up so I can hit the road at 5:45 am to get to the airport to fly home with a carry-on dog. What could be better than that?

    The dog packing up to hit the road at 5:54 to get you to the airport to fly home with carry-on human!



  • I'm tired of playing (Christmas wore me out), so I'll be doing nothing trumpet related for New Year's Eve. I turned down a big band gig for that night to give my face a rest. My resolution for the new year is to practice more... lol



  • Worked with a big band, once, that was offered big bucks to play a New Year's Eve event and they turned it down because they wanted to spend it with their families. I was livid. Shows the differing approaches between free-lancers and guys with non-musical, full-time jobs.



  • @Kehaulani said in What Are You Doing New Years, New Years Eve:

    Worked with a bi band, once, that was offered big bucks to play a New Year's Eve event and they turned it down because they wanted to spend it with their families. I was livid. Shows the differing approaches between free-lancers and guys with non-musical, full-time jobs.

    Yeah, that sucks. I've never turned down a paying gig (just because I didn't want to do it) with a group where I was a regular member and my absence meant the group couldn't play the gig. I know some of the guys in those groups are full-time musicians and need the money, and I owe the group my loyalty if I'm a member and can't easily be replaced for a gig.



  • @Bob-Pixley said in What Are You Doing New Years, New Years Eve:

    Yeah, that sucks. I've never turned down a paying gig (just because I didn't want to do it) with a group where I was a regular member and my absence meant the group couldn't play the gig. I know some of the guys in those groups are full-time musicians and need the money, and I owe the group my loyalty if I'm a member and can't easily be replaced for a gig.

    I gotta admit, I am not doing the gigs for the money either but for the musicality that comes from them. This New Years gig I am doing had an interesting twist. We are being hired to play music for the 1920's. What an amazing twist to a song list. Gershwin, Fats Waller, Cole Porter... I mean this stuff is beautiful! And to play it with Eddie Brookshire at the bass, this will be an amazing time, and I still do not know what I am being paid. But I do know what I am being played and that is what draws me into this bill.



  • This year I'm watching the family friendly fireworks in the Park at 9:00pm.

    Best New Year's gig ever was playing two Bach cantatas--one before midnight, the other after.



  • Wow. What an experience last night (this morning) was. We played a New Years party with a 1920's "Roaring 20's" theme. The place was PACKED! And everyone, I mean everyone was wearing 1920's attire. Men in tuxes with wing top shoes, women in flapper dresses. And our band played nearly the entire time from 9 pm to 1 am, with just one half hour break for two burlesque performances by two very talented women.

    But the most memorable time, was during my solo through Mack the Knife, a very appreciative lady dressed in a black sequenced flapper dress with her hair coiled in golden locks started fingering trumpet valve flurries against her thumb. While I was playing my solo, I signaled to her with my index finger to come toward me. As she came toward me she kept her trumpet air solo going to where I bet over to meet her reach, then released my fingers so that her fingers could play my valves. Oh my God! I was able to direct the proper air support to make her fingerings sound to the changes the rhythm section was providing. She was ecstatic, I was mesmerized with the combined partnership producing an amazing improve, and the crowd went simply wild.

    Never done ANYTHING like that before, but if any of you are looking for a REAL crowd pleaser, this is it,


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