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William Widdoes

My Jazz Story

One time, at band camp... I grew up learning piano and started playing trombone in Jr. High (Middle School equivalent). I played all styles of music including jazz. My first gig was when I was in Jr. High and played my first paid job with others at a synagog. It was fun!!! I also had the joy of visiting many jazz venues throughout California including Balboa Peninsula and San Francisco. It wasn't until I hit the San Francisco area that I watched a movie documentary about Thelonious Monk (whom I applaud his genius). I can truly say, there is nothing quite like a jam session with others who love jazz!