Even though the snow is beginning to melt, the thought of going to Florida for some warm music is very attractive: Bob Merrill’s shows at the Kravis Center in West Palm Beach, to be exact.
The amiable and expert Bob — trumpet, vocals, original compositions — has put together a concert presentation, engaging, hot, and sweet, to warm up our winter. Here’s a sample from his 2011 presentation (with John Colianni, Jon Burr, and Vinny Raniolo):
For those who can’t hop a plane to Florida to see and hear Bob, he’s generously offered us another piece of Trumpet King memorabilia: the wonderful Herb Snitzer photograph of brass royalty (Louis was of course on the bus somewhere):
and since even I couldn’t identify everyone correctly without some notes, here’s the crib sheet:
and Herb autographed this wonderful photograph for Bob:
May your happiness increase!