I got to play the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland last month! Actually, I took my students there on a music trip and they let me sit in on a couple tunes. Cross that one off the bucket list! Good press material none the less.
For those of you who enjoy traveling with teenagers, it's a great destination. We had a fantastic trip, playing the Jazzfest des jeunes de Québec in Montréal and a couple of schools in Toronto and St. Catherines. We also heard some great music, "Drum Play" in Cleveland at the Beachland Ballroom as well as Normand Villeneuve and Terra Hazelton at the Rex Jazz Club in Toronto.
The highlight for me was doing an impromptu version of "Spadina Bus" at the corner of Bathurst & Queen. As luck would have it, Rich Underhill, (Shuffle Demon fame), was passing by on his bike and joined the performance. (impromptu might be stretching it a little!) The students were shown the art of playing the streets by two veterans of the craft!