My grandson shares my love for music and developed an appreciation for it at an early age. After being in the school band for 6 years, I was happy to know that my grandson wanted to be in his school band. I played a tenor saxophone in the band. Therefore, my grandson wanted to start out playing the alto saxophone because of his size but was told by the music store owner that his hands were too small and his fingers were too short at the time. But, two years later, he’s decided and is determined that he’s ready and will conquer the saxophone next.
When his band plays, it keeps my toes tapping and my sanity intact. I get down to the music with the beat. There’s nothing I enjoy more than to hear him play in the band or play a solo. My love to hear a saxophone, clarinet, or drums is unquenchable. As Bob Marley said: “One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.”
He’s won gold medals playing solos. One was playing Aragonaise and the other was playing Tambourin. The judges always say that he chooses songs that college students play, but comes well prepared and does a great job. He loves to challenge himself by choosing harder songs.
Three legendary music artists that my grandson loves to listen to are the late Benny Goodman, an American jazz clarinetist, truly one of the world’s most exciting instrumentalists and bandleader, and was known as the “King of Swing.”; Doreen Ketchens of New Orleans, Louisiana, a jazz clarinetist, who performs Dixieland and Trad Jazz. She is one of the first and few female bandleaders in New Orleans, and a music educator; and Paquito D’Rivera, a Cuban-born American saxophonist, clarinetist, and composer who plays and composes jazz and classical music.
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