Gaea Schell and Dave Bones Jazz Performance and Education Event this Thursday 3/29/12 at Tony Starlight’s!

Be sure to come by the Gaea Schell and Dave Bones Jazz Performance and Education Event at Tony Starlight’s Supper Club – Lounge this Thursday, 3/29/12.

A few words from Tony, the owner of Tony Starlight’s Supper Club – Lounge regarding his dream which has become a reality.

“We wanted to create a place where different kinds of people could come and connect with one another, around music and performance, without a TV or video poker to distract them. The greatest things in life are the personal relationships we forge and with cell phones, email and Facebook we sometimes think we’re connecting with each other but it cannot replace face-to-face contact.”

We see this as a great match for jazz performance, and a supportive environment for students to come and listen.  As well, we will be showcasing a few select students sitting in, learning and sharing on the bandstand.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Gaea Schell, piano and vocal
Dave Bones, trombone
Patrick Harry, bass

Thursday, 3/29 from 7:30 – 10:30 PM (minors permitted until 10 PM)

$8 cover
[The cover charge is directly compensated to the performers. However, if there is a financial challenge, just contribute what you can and come enjoy the music!]

Tony Starlight’s Supper Club – Lounge
3728 NE Sandy Blvd
Portland, OR 97232
Reservations: 503-517-8584

Check out this great video of Bill Watrous playing, “Nancy with the Laughing Face.” It blows my mind how smooth he sounds, and has everything to do with his slide technique.

Watch how fast he arrives on each note playing the melody. The next ingredient is what “warms it up.” He then applies his wonderful, individualistic slide vibrato, and back lightning fast to the next note.

The personnel is stellar, and offer a profound performance. Enjoy!

Television performance in 1976

Bill Watrous, trombone
Chick Corea, piano
Ron Carter, bass
Bill Cobham, drums


Gaea Schell, piano and vocal
Dave Bones, trombone
Eric Gruber, bass
Ed Pierce, drums

=> Original arrangements and your favorite standards
=> Friendly staff
=> Good food, beverages, and atmosphere

$6 cover

Ivories Jazz Lounge and Restaurant
1435 NW Flanders, Portland, OR 97209

Please let us know if you have any questions. Thanks for supporting live jazz, we look forward to seeing you there!

Gaea Schell Trio with Dave Bones, Portland jazz trombonist

Gaea Schell, piano/vocal
Dave Bones, trombone
Dennis Caiazza, bass

Friday, February 24th from 7 – 10 PM.  Doors open at 6 PM.

Bijou Cafe
132 Southwest 3rd Avenue
Portland, OR 97204
Ph: 503-222-3187

$5 Discounted Cover Charge (normally $10)

Be sure to catch Gaea while she is in town at this all ages event.   Students welcome!

The group will be performing original compositions and arrangements, as well as standards.

Excellent food, and family friendly environment.

We appreciate your support for live jazz, and look forward to seeing you there!

Dave Bones and Gaea Schell Quartet

Dave Bones, trombone
Gaea Schell, piano/vocals
Patrick Harry, bass
Chris Conrade, drums

When: Friday, 12/23/11 from 9 – 11 PM

Where: Camelia Tea Zone
510 NW 11th Ave, Portland, OR 97209
(503) 221-2130

Holiday Special – complimentary MP3 recordings of this performance

Thanks to all that attended the Holiday Performance last week!  Since this is short notice, we are offering MP3 recordings of this performance for no charge to show our appreciation for your attendance during your busy holiday schedule.  Just be sure to check with me at the show, and we will send the download links to you by e-mail.

$5 cover, no minimum, great food and ambiance

We look forward to seeing you there!

Dave Bones Portland Jazz Trombone and Gaea Schell LA Jazz Pianist





SATURDAY OCTOBER 15, 2011 – Benefitting ill, disabled, and elderly musicians in need.

Portland Jazz Trombonist Dave Bones and Friends Perform Sweet Relief Benefit Concert

Night of Sweet Relief
Sweet Relief Musicians Fund Portland Oregon Event

Benefitting ill, disabled, and elderly musicians in need.

Portland jazz trombonist, Dave Bones and friends, featuring jazz pianist, Gaea Schell perform locally in Portland, OR as part of national event. On October 15th, artists across the United States are offering benefit performances in support of Sweet Relief Musicians Fund. For more info regarding national event:

Saturday October 15, 2011
6 PM – 7:30 PM

Emilie Dessert Cafe
8680 SW Canyon Road
Portland, OR 97225

For a donation of $10 or more, you will receive exclusive access to an MP3 recording of the performance.

Any questions, please contact us.  We look forward to seeing you at the performance!

Trombone Lessons and Brass Technique

Three Embouchure Types: Trombone Lessons Reference

David Wilken is an innovative and passionate music educator and trombonist.  He specializes in brass pedagogy, and offers this informative introductory 6 part video series.

This post is intended for students and teachers regarding trombone lessons, as well as reference for all brass embouchure studies.

Areas that watching the videos in this post can help are non-responsive or quiver in embouchure; ceiling in high or low range; lack of flexibility; and, stuffy tone in specific registers.

Please let us know if you have thoughts or insights to share regarding this post.  Enjoy!

Jazz Trombone Video: Dave Bones, I Hear A Rhapsody

Dave Bones at the Globe, jazz trombone video clip, live in Portland, OR

Feel free to check out this video clip playing with some good friends.

Dave Bones, trombone

Rick Homer, trumpet

Wade Kirtley Burggraf, piano

Hank Hirsh, bass

Matt Farina, drums



Also, check out my page offering material for jazz trombone, and other trombone sheet music.

Looking for a trombone player that is very soulful, and can also tastefully “shred” the chord changes?  Can this same player also be a great composer and arranger?  Slide Hampton is that trombone player.

Slide Hampton is a tremendous innovator on the trombone in technique and musicality with varied influences ranging from J.J. Johnson to John Coltrane.

Feel free to click on the videos below to watch and listen to Slide’s masterful playing and arranging:

Slide Hampton’s blues solo from Dizzy Gillespie’s 70th Birthday Celebration at Wolf Trap

LA Jazz Institute, Stratospheric Slide Hampton, “Got the Spirit”

Appalachian State University Jazz Ensemble
Trombone Choir
Winter Concert 1989
Farthing Auditorium
Tune: Lament by JJ Johnson
Featuring Slide Hampton

In A Sentimental Mood feat. Steve Turre
Gramercy Brass: Premier Band @ Caldwell College (July 31, 2010)