David Quinlan

Software Engineer, Geek, Trumpet, Interested in Cooking, Photography, Skiing, Running, Yoga, various other things, Cancer Survivor.

Trumpet: City of London Symphonic Winds, North London Symphony Orchestra

Success breeds success

… hopefully… Bit of a late posting on this topic really, but after many hours of practice, rehearsals, ups and downs, highs and lows in terms of morale, the day came, we waited our turn, went on stage and delivered a performance more or less to plan.  A short time later, Regent Brass were crowned 2013 London & Southern Counties Area Champions (Championship Section) by the judge, John Berryman. There was much rejoicing… 🙂 So what does this mean? For…

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Absolute Class

I have listened and enjoyed the music of Joe Zawinul for many years from when I first heard him play with Miles Davis.  (Brown Street with the WDR Big Band is one of favourite recordings)  The Absolute Ensemble “Absolute Zawinul” was on my Amazon wish list for a long time, and finally, it was purchased for me as a gift at Christmas.  It features works that I certainly wasn’t familiar with, as Joe Zawinul stated in program notes that he…

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2013 Blog Update

Finally, a long awaited facelift & update to this site. Updates will be more frequent in future!!   Stay tuned for information on concerts / gigs I will be playing at, or just general musings on technology, music and other topics of interest to me.

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