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January 2000

We made it to the Millenium! And jazz music is still alive into this next century. So is Bud, much to his surprise and pleasure. As busy as ever, too. As the year drew to a close he was working closely with Fresh Sounds Records to put together a re-release CD of material from his Brazilian folk song collaborations with people like Clare Fisher, Joao Donato, and Sergio Mendes. It will be a 2 CD set, tentatively entitled "The Bossa Nova Years", and Bud wrote the new liner notes as well. The recently released CD "After You, Jeru" is getting superlative reviews and people are actually buying it (when they can find it!). Many of Bud's fans buy CD's from his Product Page.

Bud also thoroughly enjoyed his performance in November with the Symphony, performing Manny Albam's "Concerto For Saxophone" which was written for him. It is not often that a jazz musician is given flowers after a performance -- this should be a tradition!

Next up Bud is putting together material for a new CD containing some standards but focusing more on his own material, as he has been writing steadily over the last six years. He is also going into Yoshi's in Oakland for a week in January with his Quartet (Wofford, Magnusson, and LaBarbera), and working on some west coast gigs with old pal Bill Mays in a duo format in February. In March Bud heads back east to a series of performances at the Clark Terry Festival in Durham, New Hampshire. On that tour he will also put in a stint at the Regatta Bar in Boston.

On top of all that, he is lining up faculty and headliners for the Bud Shank Workshop and Jazz Port Townsend 2000. Never a dull.........

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