Jim Atwood, Bedford
Katonah Connect: If you could play a musical instrument in a jazz band, what would you want to play?
Jim Atwood: Well, in high school, I played trombone. So if I could play a musical instrument in a jazz setting, it would be to play the trombone well because I was never able I ever got to that point.
KC: What made you choose the trombone?
JA: I was one of the biggest boys in the class. So, when we were picking instruments, the teacher said you can play the trombone because you can reach all the way by the end of the slide.
KC: Were you any good at the trombone?
JA: At the end of my senior year, we did play Rhapsody, which has a pretty important trombone piece to it. But that was the end of my musical career.
KC: Why’d you stop?
JA: Well, I played for six years, all the way through high school, but when I went to college, I was surrounded by too many good musicians, so I stopped playing and became a participant.