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Larry Conger Joins Us March 4!

posted Feb 28, 2018, 9:08 AM by Stephen Hait
March concert quickly approaching! Sunday, March 4 at the Lourie Center from 2:30-5:00 pm. This month cornet player Larry Conger is our special guest once again.

As long time members know, Larry honed his chops playing with Turk Murphy at Earthquake McGoon’s in San Francisco. Larry says that Turk always had about 200 tunes in the repertoire and each year he would drop a significant number and add an equal number of new tunes. Larry said that one night, Turk called one of the new tunes and Larry said, let me get the music. Whereupon, Turk said, we’ve played that number 20 times (at least I think that was the number) and you should know it by now. and he immediately started the count. That’s one way to keep band members on their toes!