[JPL] Young Players

Jim Wilke jwilke123 at comcast.net
Mon Feb 11 13:08:07 EST 2008

Jae, you're absolutely right about Tyler Lindsey. I saw him playing in 
the trumpet section of Jay Thomas' Big Band at their regular first 
Monday gig last month in Seattle and he blew me away.  He looks hardly 
old enough to know which end of the trumpet to blow in, but he got 
cheers from the audience and admiring glances from the pros in the band 
as he took most of the trumpet solos that night.  There were a couple 
of other kids in the band, including a high school girl playing bass 
and another high school kid in the trumpets alongside guys in their 60s 
and 70s in this band.  Gives you a real good feeling about the 
continuum of jazz and the fact age makes no difference if you can play.


On Monday, February 11, 2008, at 09:49  AM, Jae Sinnett wrote:

> There is this 11 or 12 year old trumpeter named Tyler Lindsey. I 
> watched Tyler grow up here but his family recently relocated to 
> Seattle so Jim keep an eye out for him. He came back just for the 
> event last night and played. Blew Freddie and everyone else away. 
> Tyler is ready to go out and play professionally. I was amazed at his 
> understanding of the concept of how jazz works...and to be so young. 
> He has it together now. They said they were going to play "Cherokee." 
> Someone...I think Frank...yell "how fast?" They responded "how fast do 
> you want it?"  He said "way up?" That they did. WAY UP! This kid was 
> killin. He has progressed tremendously over the past year. I'm sure 
> some company at some point will make contact with him. After all there 
> are many great players that few know anything about but most aren't 11 
> years old.
> Jae Sinnett

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