HAPPY THANKSGIVING! – Busking for Black Friday

Daniel, our cello player, went away for a couple weeks over the Summer. I had no idea what the trip was about until he got back and told us that he spent time… Continue reading

Jamming at the Shelter – I Can’t Believe I had Brushes

Some people I knew were volunteering at a local family shelter, and for some reason, I felt that they needed some jazz music to go with that. Honestly though, nobody knew what that… Continue reading

Terminal Degree Does Games++

This past weekend we brought back our video game tunes and played at a private party for Professor Jim Whitehead and the Center for Games and Playable Media. We, of course, played the… Continue reading

Happy Birthday to Our Trumpet Player!

Consistently, we never go under 3 people showing up to our weekly jam sessions. This past weekend we had, me on sax, Wes on guitar, Yu on bass, Daniel on cello, Raj on… Continue reading

Terminal Degree Helps Out At the Monterey Jazz Fest

The weekend was surreal. We had about 11 people volunteer this year to help out with the press office. Almost our whole band was there all weekend and it was unbelievable. Ben, Yu,… Continue reading

That’s Not How I Hold Finger Cymbals

After looking at sleigh bells, I’m wondering if we need finger cymbals too. It’s funny having studied percussion, b/c I know the different techniques for playing things like sleigh bells, shakers, tambourines, and… Continue reading

Sleigh Bells Ring, But How Much Do They Cost?

We definitely need sleigh bells. I totally remember them from being a percussionist back in high school and undergrad. Where can we borrow sleigh bells? Well, I decided to look online to see… Continue reading

Black Friday Setlist

What kind of music would you play for people standing in line for Black Friday sales? We already play jazz, and our last gig had a number of video game favorites. I suppose Christmas music is a given for this gig. I just ordered a Vince Gauraldi b…

Would Black Friday Busking Be Legal?

Hi, this is the first post of, hopefully, many. I needed a place to compile information on noise ordinances in San Jose, so we make sure we aren’t breaking laws on this adventure.… Continue reading

That Time We Played in the Park

We met Dotan the piano guy that day and Isaiah showed up. Sarah played violin with us as well.

The Sammy’s: Our Big Debut!

This is when we added Raj and Daniel Brown with cameo from Josh McCoy.

Our First Tea Party

It was after I had just met Jensen the violinist. We got paid in scone mix. Thanks, Sister Debbie.