Tom Miles - YGD Scholarship Concert, Event, Party, Hang - September 25th , 2011


  • Ron Carrow Big Band under the direction of Tom Williams.
  • Extreme Decibel Big Band
  • Steve Ansel and the Jackson Street Band
  • Ken Taylor's Trumpet Ensemble
  • Frank Smith Group
  • Open Jam

September 25th, 2011
Noon - 6 (or longer)
Musician's Hall, 1202 E. Oak St, Phoenix
Free Admission - Donations accepted for YGD Music Scholarship for MCC musis students.
For more information contact Doug Robinson at

AFM Encourages Continued Support of Detroit Symphony Orchestra

After another round of unproductive talks between the Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) musicians and management, and the DSO’s cancellation of this weekend’s concerts, it is clear that the orchestra’s struggle is far from over. The DSO Board of Directors agreed to postpone the decision to cancel the remainder of the season and meet again next week. As the strike enters its 18th week, the American Federation of Musicians (AFM) continues to firmly support the members of the orchestra, and encourages all music lovers to do the same.

AFM Applauds FCC Decision to Protect Wireless Microphone Users

The Federal Communications Commission released a decision on September 23, 2010 regarding the use of “white spaces,” which sets aside space for wireless microphones to operate without interference from mobile broadband devices. This is a welcome relief for theaters, concert halls, and other venues that use wireless microphones for live performances.

AFM Supports Introduction of Bill to Combat Online Piracy

On Monday, September 20, 2010, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy and senior Republican member Orrin Hatch introduced the Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act. This legislation will enable the Department of Justice to shut down "rogue websites" that specialize in providing unauthorized downloads, streaming, or sale of copyrighted content and counterfeit goods.

Bob Freedman with Ron Carter and Lewis Nash in NYC

Bob has just returned from New York where he was fortunate enough to have recorded a big band CD of his arrangements for/with Ron Carter.
Attached is a photo of Ron and Bob in front of one of the best bands he's ever had the pleasure of being involved with. Lewis Nash, who played drums on the sessions is an alumni of our own Young Sounds!

Bob Freedman with Ron Carter and band.


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