The Corner COVID-19 Crew
Now that the weather is better and COVID has relaxed a bit, the COVID "flash gig" jam session have started again. Led by Bill Freed, local musicians from Maryland, Virginia and the Washington DC area gather to play jazz standards for an hour or so - then we all pack up and leave. This site is dedicated to tracking highlights of our band, the Corner COVID Crew (or Triple C) for short.
WHAT WE STRIVE TO ACHIEVE AS COVID MUSICIANS IS SIMPLE:
bring the minimal gear needed to play music
focus on listening and playing with a smaller group (helps to practice a bit too), and
have fun but don't get in trouble for attracting a crowd
We all joked about it initially, but we've committed to vacating our random spot "quickly" if we ever attract too much of a crowd and are asked to leave. Fortunately that has not happened yet. This blog post that speaks about that subject a bit: Playin' then Runnin' before the cops can grab us!
Hello, out there!
Hello, out there!
COVID Crew - Performing "Song for my Father"
COVID-19 Crew plays 500 Miles High, by Chick Corea.
We are the COVID Crew!
Bill Freed, Kim Holly, Franklin Wade, Steve Blau, Greg Reeves, Darrell Dunning, Tony Lunsford,
Mike Weber, Wil Cameron, Robert Acton, Terry Parham, David Arthur, Kwame Amponsem, Pete Reppert,
Eric Worthy, Fitz Mason and other very cool musicians...
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Corner COVID Crew Photo Galery
To keep all the musicians safe during the pandemic we all follow some pretty specific guidelines in order to achieve proper social distancing during our COVID jam sessions. Everyone voluntarily abides by the following rules:
All musicians are to bring their own instrument, stand, seat, etc.
If there are several musicians present we will take turns, 4 to 6 musicians at a time.
The pavement is marked where musicians should stand (H=horns, K=keys, G=guitar, B-Bass, D=drums)
Wear a mask unless you are playing a horn. Horn players will be spaced 12 feet to be extra careful.
As always, stay least 10 feet apart at all times and do not share equipment or any materials.