Parisian Thoroughfares

Since I’m reflecting on parish fun, I thought I’d share an image of our occasional jazz band, the Parisian Thoroughfares.

This was snapped at the recent auction/dinner/dance. Our singer Anna and drummer Adam are rather obscured. I’m not at all an accomplished jazz player, but I enjoy playing music for the sheer fun of it. And among the genres, there’s nothing quite as much fun as jazz, imo. Here was out set list:

Freddie Freeloader
How High the Moon (Anna)
All Blues
Take the A Train
Lullaby of Birdland (Jeremiah)
Mr P.C.
Girl from Ipanema (Jeremiah)
Blue Monk
All of Me
It’s only a paper moon (Anna)
Baby Its Cold Outside (Anna, Jeremiah)
Blue Trane
Song For My Father

Vocals in parentheses. Jeremiah plays a fantastic trumpet. Plus his vocals are always fun. On his duet with Anna, they both had cocktail glasses with apple juice. So if you know that song from Elf or from a prior generation, you’ll appreciate the spirit of fun on that one. Brandon, on alto sax, was in my Tobit band. Sean on bass is the most experienced jazz player in our group.

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Todd lives in Minnesota, serving a Catholic parish as a lay minister.
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