C Jam Blues

May 9, 2007 at 10:30 pm 19 comments

This is one of the three Duke Ellington selections that the River East Collegiate Senior Jazz Band played at the 12th Annual Essentially Ellington Competition and Festival in New York City.  This is actually the only selection in which Reggie played. 

The first soloist is the piano player on your left end, then Reggie playing the flute on the opposite end, then the French horn, and so on. 

Here’s C Jam Blues. 


The group just came back from New York last night.  Yay!  They didn’t win.  It looks like their competition was very tough.  But that’s okay.  We think that they’re already winners just by making it to the final 15 in this prestigious jazz festival and also having the chance to jam with the musicians at the Lincoln Center.  Click here for a list of the winners.


Entry filed under: Reggie and his music.

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19 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Swipe  |  May 9, 2007 at 11:22 pm

    You must be one happy mama to have your son back in the house!

  • 2. niceheart  |  May 9, 2007 at 11:39 pm

    Oh you bet I am, Swipe. 🙂

  • 3. zeroimpact  |  May 10, 2007 at 4:20 am

    Congratulations and let the celebrations begins

  • 4. Kyels  |  May 10, 2007 at 6:30 am

    Damn, really awesome!


    Even though they did not win, they are still champions!

  • 5. Ferdz  |  May 10, 2007 at 8:22 am

    I really enjoyed this one. Those solos are amazing!

  • 6. Shoshana  |  May 10, 2007 at 3:42 pm

    I bet they’re glad for the experience. And you’re right, they’re already winners.

  • 7. rachel  |  May 10, 2007 at 6:42 pm

    Niceheart, even before they left, they were winners already – imagine representing the whole of Canada to this prestigious competition. And also, the experience that Reggie and his band gained in New York is priceless. Welcome back, Reggie!

  • 8. sexy mom  |  May 10, 2007 at 7:18 pm

    i feel how proud you are! we titas, too, are mighty proud. that Reggie will have a very good prospect in future, is a given. congratulations, Niceheart!

  • 9. eric aka senor enrique  |  May 10, 2007 at 11:00 pm

    Being among the 15 finalists was an achievement in itself! Congratulations, Reggie and welcome home!

    Hmmm…after this jazz artist has seen New York, how can you keep him in Canada? Hehehe.

    I’m telling you, Irene, you’ll someday be visiting NYC more often than you realize 🙂

  • 10. dino & haze  |  May 11, 2007 at 5:00 am

    Having been qualified to the finals made them already a winner! Bah hirap ata ma qualified, meaning they’re one of the best ! Goodluck to the group for another endeavor in the future !

  • 11. dino & haze  |  May 11, 2007 at 5:04 am

    OOppps Nicheeart I have logged in from our new blog 🙂 ! This is Haze !

  • 12. pining  |  May 11, 2007 at 6:21 am

    With that rendition, they deserve to be in the finals indeed !
    Good luck on their future endeavors 🙂

  • 13. chase  |  May 11, 2007 at 5:13 pm

    That is soo nice! Too bad they didnt make it to the finals but that is okay. Anyway, advance Happy Mother’s Day to you!

  • 14. chase  |  May 11, 2007 at 5:14 pm

    Oi typo what I meant is not winning the competition

  • 15. Sidney  |  May 11, 2007 at 10:36 pm

    Awesome! Glad you posted this on you tube!
    Happy Mother’s Day !

  • 16. niceheart  |  May 11, 2007 at 11:28 pm

    Thank you for all the comments, everyone.

    Ah Eric, you break my heart. Just kidding. 🙂 As I’ve mentioned before, I will let him spread his wings. At least New York is not as far as Japan. That’s where he wanted to go when he was in junior high.

    Thanks for the greetings, Sidney.

  • 17. ipanema  |  May 13, 2007 at 2:20 am

    Hey, it’s alright. They’re already winners in their own right. There’ll be plenty more competitions to come. They’ll mature and so will their talent. Cheers!

  • 18. niceheart  |  May 13, 2007 at 11:48 pm

    Thanks, ipanema. 🙂

  • 19. meann  |  June 8, 2007 at 11:25 pm

    we’re soooo proud of our “little” reggie…. lola tita’s happier to see him played…For us THEY are the winners …please kiss and hug kuya Reggie for us… congrats! God bless and continue to be a good boy….. we love u


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