These photos were taken on August 21, 2021 at 7:20 AM.
The Location was in the City Center Section of Washington DC.
The "Take It!" Moment came as I stepped out of my car in front of one of my scheduled stops I heard great trumpet led music coming from the opposite end of the block. Hearing what I thought
might be a full set of players - I quickly made my way to find the trumpet player as a solo with a blending in with a recorded piano with a drum in the background. The trumpet player made
it all come together so well that I was pleasantly surprised.
When he finished the selection and I had dropped a few dollars into his collection receptacle we spoke for a few moments. I complemented him on his rendition of " Over the Rainbow " for
which he thanked me. I asked about the accompaniment of the piano and drum and was told that he has friends who will record what ever he wants to have his music come out the way he wants
it. I asked him to pass along my complements to them as well. He readily agreed to let them know.
The entire encounter was most pleasant and ended with his granting me permission to take his picture.
Here is hoping where ever you are there is a place where there are street musicians playing to enliven the atmosphere.
PS: As I was walking away someone else came up and put some paper currency into his big receptacle.
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