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.

FREE! Meet The Composers Concert - Young Sounds!


Guest Composer BILL HOLMAN.  Featuring the 5 O’Clock and 7 O’Clock Jazz Bands under the direction of Barb Catlin. 

FRIDAY, JUNE 4, 2010 @ 7:30 PM. 


203 W. Adams St, Phoenix

Bill Holman is one of the great arrangers and composers in the history of Jazz!
• Chief Arranger for Stan Kenton

Maricopa Area Labor Federation offers Scholarships

The Maricopa Area Labor Federation is pleased to again be sponsoring the Andy Ward Memorial Scholarship.  Three scholarships in the amount of $1,000 will be offered in 2010.  The scholarships are made possible by the generosity of the family of Andy Ward and American Income Life. Eligible applicants must be a union member or a dependent of a union member in good standing affiliated with the Maricopa Area Labor Federation who will be pursuing post secondary education in 2010.

Young Sounds of Arizona Alumni Concert

Featuring Lewis Nash, Joey Sellers, Dick Weller

Live @ Symphony Hall Phoenix

Thursday, April 29th, 2010 @7:30 pm

Tickets available at Phoenix Convention Center Box Office 602.262.7272 or


Young Sounds of Arizona 5 O'Clock Band - After You've Gone - with Wayne Bergeron

Young Sounds of Arizona 5 O'Clock Band - After You've Gone - with Wayne Bergeron

Young Sounds of Arizona 5 O'Clock Band - After You've Gone - with Wayne Bergeron

Young Sounds of Arizona 5 O'Clock Band - After You've Gone - with Wayne Bergeron

Professional Musicians of Arizona host Orchestra Players Symposium with great success!

Orchestral musicians from all three major Arizona orchestras and from as far away as California, New Mexico and Spokane, Washington were in attendance on Jan. 31st and Feb. 1st for Local 586’s first education and networking event aimed at reaching and teaching rank-and-file orchestral musicians as well as committee members and local officers.

Performance Rights Act

Follow the latest on the Performance Rights Act by visiting the musicFIRST coalition site.

Recently the House Judiciary Committee approved the Performance Rights Act (H.R. 848). The Bill will close a loophole in copyright law that allows music radio stations to earn billions of dollars each year without compensating the artists, musicians and rights holders who bring music to life and listeners’ ears to the radio dial. (source: musicFIRST)

Performance Rights revisited, 2009

I got the call again in March to participate in the Performance Rights Lobbying Fly-In in Washington, D.C. I had a week to book my ticket but with the economy in a slump getting a flight was easy, though not as cheap as they are now. I arrived at the Capitol Hilton just in time for the pre-dinner mixer. I met AFM members from all over the country and got to reunite with Hal Ponder, Ben Falk, Linda Patterson, some new friends from Austin and Houston and some old friends from Nashville.