Category Archives: FPF

Fun Performance Friday #7

Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band is probably the most well known of the new school big bands. Known for their incredibly tight sound and Goodwin’s killer charts, they’re a favorite among band directors as an inspiration for students.

Fun Performance Friday #6

Stomp has been around for decades making driving percussion music out of everyday objects. This is from “STOMP Out Loud,” the DVD they put out a few years ago. Some is live performance, some was filmed specifically for this DVD.

Fun Performance Friday #5

Don’t let the fact that her publicists have tried to turn her into a sex symbol distract from the fact that Diana Krall is freakin’ awesome. (though she is pretty smokin) This is her killer performance at the Montreal Jazz Festival.

Fun Performance Friday #4

BBC Proms 2010 Concert of Shostakovich 5 (and some Wagner, but who cares about that guy?). This might be one of my favorite symphonies of all time. Especially the 4th mvt. Get ready for some BRASS!