I grew up playing big band music, on saxophone, clarinet and very little flute. I love it all. Hal Sherman, my jazz ensemble director in high school. I played with most of the guys playing in this reunion band, and know most of the rest... I was sitting in the audience, wiping away a tear or two during the evening at Dimitriou's Jazz Alley in Seattle. My brother is playing bari sax, which I also played as a senior.