On Friday I was walking home from work and I came across this kid playing the trumpet at the corner of Stockton and Sutter. Actually I think it was a coronet.

I asked, "Are you the kid who played with Arturo Sandoval awhile back?"

The kid said yes, and proudly showed me the details on the inscribed instrument which Sandoval gave to him. This very talented young man's name is Gabriel Angelo and yes, he has a blog. I walked away and as I crossed the street he began to play "Moon River" in a way that sounds distinctly his own. At eleven years old! Keep your eyes open for him.

Go Gabriel- blow your horn, and I wish you much success and joy in your art!