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A little blue home for the Thunder Mountain Big Band

...brass sound? If in the past the answer was, "Anywhere you can," the answer now is: in "Little Blue," a building band leader Ron Maas had built just for the band to practice in - they started practicing in the space in October of 2013.Maas...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-02-06/little-blue-home-thunder-mountain-big-ban
Art
Jesse Owens' Olympic medal up for auction

...Owens gave him this medal out of gratitude and as a token of their friendship."Owens worked for a short time as a band leader but eventually returned to his hometown of Cleveland where he worked for the parks department and eventually found his...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2013-12-03/jesse-owens-olympic-medal-auction
Sports
One more chance to see Grace Kelly Quintet, tonight at the JACC

...in what turned out to be not only a rare experience for Juneau listeners, but also an informal birthday party for band leader Grace Kelly. (The crowd even took up an impromptu round of "Happy Birthday" for her after the performance.) Listening...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2013-05-16/one-more-chance-see-grace-kelly-quintet-t
Art
Dear Juneau friends

...the first Student Band Director of Juneau-Douglas High School, the band president, the pep band director and the band leader of "The Candid Eight" which toured with Governor Egan for his 1966 campaign for re-election.I graduated proudly...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2013-06-23-0
Neighbors
Juneau Symphony Pops Concert to feature Thunder Mountain Big Band

...the direction of conductor Kyle Wiley Pickett and big band leader Ron Maas.The Thunder Mountain Big Band is composed...for at least 10 years and followed the Mel Flood Big Band. Leader Ron Maas grew up with big bands in Wisconsin, and played...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2012-06-07/juneau-symphony-pops-concert-feature-thun
Art
Best Bets: Some of jazz's best in Juneau this week

...Pastorius as the rhythm section for that groundbreaking fusion band. He's recorded a couple of dozen albums as a band leader or co leader in addition to his vast repertoire of session work. He and Mintzer have been friends and bandmates since...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/052302/thi_bestbets.shtml
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Juneau Empire Story Archive

...FleetStreet, and Moore sings with the Rainlight Jazz Band. ``The three vocalists will take turns and trade off,'' said band leader Galen Tromble. The community jazz band was founded two years ago by conductor Mel Flood, and Tromble took over last...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/040199/Ent_band.shtml
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...their little big band are likely to feature Jeannie Cheatham's vocals pretty prominently. Reviews credit the two band leaders with being unusually generous in featuring their colleagues, and there's likely to be some fine sax, trumpet and...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/052899/Com_bets.shtml
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...Mexican guitarist Julio Cabrera brings the music and soul of warmer climes to Juneau next week. A recording artist, band leader, singer, teacher and concert musician, Cabrera performs Thursday, Aug. 31, at Northern Light United Church...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/082400/Ent_Latin.shtml
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...group First Trax from Anchorage. "We're a big ska band with a horn section," said John Earle, the drummer and band leader for First Trax. "We'll start off with some hip hop reggae stuff and we'll throw some modern rock in -- it's...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/083100/Ent_HHR.shtml

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