My good friend and bass trombonist Gerry Pagano retired from the St. Louis Symphony after 87 years. I think that’s a record! (I’m kidding)

But I’m not kidding when I tell you that he put on one hell of a multimedia event celebrating his long, eventful, Grammy Winning career.

Gerry was joined on stage by some career-long friends and colleagues. They were:

Tim Myers, Steve Lange, Amanda Stewart, Jon Reycraft, Jemmie Robertson tenor trombones

Chris Tantillo & Michael Casimir violas

Alvin McCall & Bjorn Ranheim cellos

Will James percussion

Conductor: James Martin

Video/audio:Andrew Schiefelbein

I was thrilled when Gerry asked me to contribute some short multimedia pieces to the experience. As he put it, “Some pallet-cleansers between the longer-form pieces.”

I had just the right music videos for this occasion!

Mike

The concert in three parts:

Part One
Part Two
Part Three