8 trombones with Milwaukee Trombone Choir

Gigged with the Milwaukee Trombone Choir to finish out their summer season.  Enjoyed music in the park at the Highlands in Wauwatosa! Thanks Kent!





Bayview 4th of July Parade

Debbie was invited to march and play in the 13-piece James Madritsch Band at Bayview’s spectacular 4th of July Parade –  complete with cannons and fire trucks cooling down the day!

The Humboldt Park Association judges awarded Bonegal,  Dale ‘Mr. Trumpet’, James Madritsch, Jake the trombone, Greg Doby, and others “Number 1 Unit” in the parade!

Hand signals at great gig with Rumbon D'Esquina @La Pica

You know you’re at a special gig when the horn section includes Mr. Trumpet and Bonegal… The crowd at La Pica danced to two sets of fiery Puerto Rican salsa sounds from Rumbon D’Esquina until wee hours of the morning. During the fast, hectic music, Tony gave hand signals to the band members from the side of the stage. He’d let us know it was time to  move on to different sections of the songs, cueing the horns to play the Mambo using the classic rockers horn sign, holding down his middle two fingers with his thumb. Tapping his forehead with closed fingers and thumb meant it was time to play the Mona section. Finally, he’d call the end of a song with his raised fist, indicating “out.”

Casa Vieja Summer Party 2010 with Rumbon D'Esquina

Deb jammed on bone with Rumbon D’ Esquina in Milwaukee’s Historic Mitchell District at Casa Vieja’s outdoor Summer Party!

After the rain let up, the 10 musicians of Rumba D’ Esquina kept the crowd dancing to 2 hours of high-energy Latin tunes like Vamos A Rier Un Poco,  Se Le Ve, Sacude La Mata, Ella Menea, and Con Fuego!

Great guys; amazing music – thanks Tony! Enjoy these photos from the gig!

Sitting in with the All-Star Superband in Elm Grove

Deb playing bone with Milwaukee's AllStar Superband

Deb playing bone with Milwaukee's AllStar Superband

Sat in on 3rd Bone with the All-Star Superband for a night of Basie! Great gig, packed house at a great Irish Pub downtown Elm Grove! Thanks Mike and Gary!  Great gig with wonderful people.

Guest appearance with the Milwaukee Trombone Choir

Between 5-8 trombonists played mainly quartet arrangements of beautiful music scored for only trombones! Highlights were Beatles tunes and 76 Trombones and learning how one pregnant trombonist who played with us can be and still have lung power! Thanks Kent!

Bastille Days festival with Robin Pluer!

Backed Robin Pluer, Mrs. Fun, Julie Wood, Kim Zick, Peter Roller, and Stas Venglevski at Milwaukee’s  Bastille Days for 3 shows Thursday, Friday, and Sunday, July 2010

Debbie is backing Robin Pleur Thurs, Fri, and Sunday

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Summerfest with Paul Cebar!

Deb played at The World’s Largest Music Festival

Potawatomi Bingo Casino Stage Monday, June 30 2010

In the studio with Paul Cebar

Paul is working on a new album and I had the opportunity to be the first trombonist recorded by Brian at Mike Hoffman’s place in Bayview!