Jack was in the Edwards Air Force Base Band. He got sick and had to check into the base hospital. He went missing.
The faint sound of a trumpet could be heard and it was finally discovered in a dirty linen closet. Jack had covered himself in old sheets and blankets so he could practice. When a nurse opened the door, he asked her to 'turn out the lights.'
True story. I was in the same band.
Jack sensed his day job was to be in the Air Force, but his real job was spent at Howard Rumsey's Light House. He is a great guy and a great trumpet player.
The title, Trying to Get Good" is reminiscent of a line in the film, Young Man With A Horn, Someday, when I am really good...." Throughout the film was heard the music of Harry James. Jack plays James as James would have played Jack."
Special Summer Screenings around the country.
A Penny Peyser / Doug McIntyre film
Trying To Get Good/ the Jazz Odyssey of Jack Sheldon
Trying To Get Good" will be Special Screening at the West Coast Jazz Party - August 30th, 10 AM
near the John Wayne / Orange County Airport
In the Grand Ballroom
Jack Sheldon and the California Cool Quartet
performing live at 12 Noon on the Pool Stage!
Rhode Island International Film Festival
Thursday, August 7th
The Columbus Theatre Arts Center
Opening July 11
Lyric Cafe Theater
300 E. Mountain Rd.
Fort Collins, CO 80524
Call theater for show times
Starting June 27th!
2 NEW LOS ANGELES ENGAGEMENTS!
Fairfax Cinemas - Los Angeles
7907 Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90048
Daily - 2:45 PM, 7:30 PM, 9:45 PM
Rancho Niguel 8 - Laguna Niguel
25471 Rancho Niguel Road
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
Daily - 11:30 AM, 1:30 PM, 3:30 PM & 8:00 PM
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