February went fast! Top picture is of a virtual workshop with trombonist Scott Whitfield. Then it was great to see the sun, a rainbow, and a very cold river! I made some vegetable soup to warm up! It was fun being back at CMU to adjudicate the festival. Many cancelled because of snow but I got to work with my friend Lisa in Warner this year. Then I had a great time with my quintet up in Big Rapids. Thanks Ed for having us! Then my friend Kevin Jones asked me to do a jazz in the classroom for black history month that was big fun! That was followed by getting to play with the Truth in Jazz Orchestra in Muskegon and it was fun to play with them again and see so many friends! Of course had to add a picture of Mia! That was followed by a Professors of Jazz concert in our new hall Murray! That was followed by a Jazz Camp we did at Northview and was so fun to have so many friends there and get to be the drum instructor for the weekend. That was followed by the announcement for the 5th time my Byron family made the Essentially Ellington Festival in NYC at J@LC! Which then was capped off by seeing one of my favorite saxophonists, Mr. Branford Marsalis! Whew!
Max Colley III
Spirit Filled Jazz Musician