I actually thought I had posted this last Spring after the Lovers Lane Jazz Band performed at Central Lutheran Church but I couldn’t find it. Since they backed up our little choir for our Advent concert at the Dallas Museum of Biblical Arts it seemed appropriate to post it now. The concert was also a good opportunity for me to “unveil” a painting that will be on display at Central Lutheran Church. I’ll post an image of it later.
I was asked to come up with “angels playing jazz.” I did several sketches of musicians on a variety of instruments until I decided, OK, enough already. I’m, sorry if I left out your favorite instrument. I scanned the sketches into the computer and started working on the composition. With that done I did the “inking.” But something was wrong. I stared at the drawing for awhile until I realized a couple of musicians were missing. I knew I had drawn them. I couldn’t leave it as-is and searched for the missing musicians. Finally found the sketches between my desk and the wall! Back to the scanner. I had to completely redo the composition.