Franco Jam Sighting: 4/7/2019 at Minton's Academy of Music

I played at the Jazz Jam yesterday at Minton's Academy of Music in Ashburn - there was FB live video. I rotated onto the stage a few times:

  • 00:14:50

  • 01:34:xx

  • 02:35:xx


It's really nice to get to play jazz in the daytime while I'm mentally sharp.  And the other bass players, Fernando and Zack, were really inspiring to watch and listen to!

The next Minton’s Jam is on Cinco De Mayo… who’s bringing the margaritas?

Big thanks to Minton’s for being a great host! Check them out here:

Franco's Jazz Picks, April 2019

An important part of how I organize learning and internalizing Jazz tunes is to try to spend time with a set of songs each month. I assemble a playlist with many versions of those tunes and listen a lot. I assemble a playlist in iRealPro and use it for practice.

These are tunes I will be spending time with in April 2019.

Top 10:

  • There Will Never Be Another You (Eb)
  • Have You Met Miss Jones? (F)


  • I'll Remember April (G)
  • Well You Needn't (F)
  • Whisper Not (C-)

Medium Up:

  • Best Things In Life Are Free, The (C)


  • Girl From Ipanema RB, The (F)
  • Watch What Happens RB (Eb)

Blues and Rhythm Changes

  • Anthropology (Bb)
  • Mr. P.C. RB (C-)


  • Bluesette (Bb)


  • Star Dust (Db)