Beauty Slap at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the 101st running of the Indy 500

Beauty Slap at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the 101st running of the Indy 500

Put your hands in the air for a thanksgiving selfie, Pittsburgh!

Put your hands in the air for a thanksgiving selfie, Pittsburgh!

Hanging with some awesome Kids in Jamaica with the University of Pittsburgh Jazz Ensemble

Hanging with some awesome Kids in Jamaica with the University of Pittsburgh Jazz Ensemble

Absorbing wisdom from flute legend Hubert Laws with the Pittsburgh Jazz Orchestra

Absorbing wisdom from flute legend Hubert Laws with the Pittsburgh Jazz Orchestra

Getting ready for stage in the wings of the House of Blues Boston

Getting ready for stage in the wings of the House of Blues Boston

Conducting the flag retreat at Disneyland, as teaching assistant of the All-American College Band

Conducting the flag retreat at Disneyland, as teaching assistant of the All-American College Band

Deutschtown Music Festival with WYEP album of the year winner "Meeting of Important People"

Deutschtown Music Festival with WYEP album of the year winner "Meeting of Important People"

The 50th Anniversary of Robert Mondavi Vineyards with the great Brandon Flowers

The 50th Anniversary of Robert Mondavi Vineyards with the great Brandon Flowers

James Morrison with the Sam Blakeslee Big Band at the Solon High School jazz festival

James Morrison with the Sam Blakeslee Big Band at the Solon High School jazz festival

Ok kids, everyone act crazy! A great week with the students of the Kiski summer jazz camp

Ok kids, everyone act crazy! A great week with the students of the Kiski summer jazz camp

Melancholy solo time, mom!  Bumbershoot Music Festival in Seattle

Melancholy solo time, mom!  Bumbershoot Music Festival in Seattle

...and I'm still using Yamaha!

...and I'm still using Yamaha!

Hey Mexico! Onstage with Brandon Flowers in Monterrey Mexico for 80,000 fans

Hey Mexico! Onstage with Brandon Flowers in Monterrey Mexico for 80,000 fans

The Joe Bad project at Katz Plaza with these beloved musicians

The Joe Bad project at Katz Plaza with these beloved musicians

Herald trumpet with the Toy Soldiers of Disneyland

Herald trumpet with the Toy Soldiers of Disneyland

Warming up for Robert Mondavi Vineyard's 50th anniversary gala at our cottage in Napa Valley

Warming up for Robert Mondavi Vineyard's 50th anniversary gala at our cottage in Napa Valley