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July already???? Dang.
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Hey everyone! It’s been a whirlwind here in Batesland with summer in full effect and I’m already thru Jazz Camp teaching season as well as the Twin Cities Jazz Fest! Highlights from the last month include teaching the Minneapolis Public … Read More

I wish I MAY. I wish, I PLAY.
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Hey everyone what’s happening?! I can only hope you are getting outside and enjoying this fantastic spring weather. It’s been a tremendous turnaround since we were deluged with that snowstorm a couple of weeks ago. ┬áThis month I’m keeping it … Read More

The Spring of our Discontent
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Well all the snow melted. Then it came back. And Old Man Winter laughs as our feeble minds attempt to reconcile. Indeed discontentedness is prevalent in all aspects of our lives. American politics is a shit show and the polarization … Read More

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