All of my live streams are trumpet oriented, but this one is especially so. Tuesday, I am going to be playing some more challenging pieces that I’ve been working on lately to stay in shape. Most of my rehearsals aren’t happening, so I have been more diligent about pushing myself to stay in shape on the horn.
Even though this year’s loopfest is over, I am working on tying all of the loose ends up before taking a break for the holidays. One of the big things after every year is making sure the concert footage is released so that all of the artists have it to use. This year, that was made really easy since Youtube lets you automatically record streams so they are available later.
Even though the videos were out there, I needed to make sure the new website was appropriately pointing to them. While I was at it, I figured I should set it up to have all of the previous years in there as well. So I created this page: http://nwloopfest.org/fests
Most of it was easy because Noah still has a similar page with the ones 2017 and earlier that he ran. All I had to do was take that and combine it with the last two years. Now its as easy as ever to view all of the performances from previous years!
Brass music has been kind of a tricky subject with the pandemic. Montavilla brass fairly recently started back up with rehearsals in Mark’s yard. Today we celebrated the season by playing some of our more “Halloweeny” music…. Like Zombie Apocalypso, the Munsters, and Herb Alpert. Mark Live streamed it to facebook:
It is crunch time for preparations for the big show. It’s been a lot of work, but a lot of fun and learning as well. Everything from coordinating with everyone performing, to solving technical challenges, to creating copy and art for the stream. I look forward to an exciting show this weekend!
Preparations for the big show in a couple weeks are ongoing, and with everyday I am more excited to see everyone’s performances and more anxious about making sure it runs smoothly.
I’ve put together a website for all of the details about the fest. Over time it will have more information and videos from past years.
NW Loopfest is starting to really come together, here are the latest details!
Saturday October 24th 6PM on Youtube
- Jake Soffer
- Twenty Three Suns
- Gnostic Evolution
Sunday October 25th Noon on Youtube
- Josep Garcés & LiveLoop
- Luthor Maggot
- J.C. Ruminski
Keep up to date with the event on facebook
Milwaukie porchfest was cancelled a couple weekends ago because of the smoke from the wildfires. It’s been rescheduled to this Sunday at 4 PM. Waffle Taco will be out playing, and we would love to see the top half of your faces!
More info here: https://milwaukieporchfest.com/september-11-locations
It’s been a long road, but the 2020 NW Loopfest is going to be happening this year.
Working hard to organize everything for April, only to have COVID hit, was a really big blow. But I decided that Loopfest is something positive and that it should happen somehow, even if just online.
The fest will be two days, October 24th and 25th. It will be a live stream, so you can check it out from wherever you would like. More details TBA!
After some fun porch gigs and another appearance on PDX Couch tours, I’m ready to get back to my regularly scheduled streams. Since I’m in my home studio and working on a bunch of recording projects, I thought it would be fun to do a recording session as a live stream. Come join in on the fun!
On the 11th, Waffle Taco will be jamming on a porch in Milwaukie. The 11th is the last week of Porch Fest, so come out and enjoy the good weather and music while it lasts. We’ll be playing from 7-8, more info here: https://milwaukieporchfest.com/