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Butler Trombone
September 24, 2021 - I can now lift half a kilo with my left hand with a little more physical therapy I can hold a tenor trombone. Then I can start looking for a lightweight Butler Carbon Fiber bass trombone! This is not a toy. This is not a plastic trombone; it’s not a high-tech pBone. This is a major development in the evolution of the trombone and something that is changing how we think about trombone development and manufacturing. (carbon fiber is STRONGER than titanium steel)
A CAR RUN ME DOWN IN NOVEMBER 2020 - MY PROJECT FOR NOW IS REHABILITATION


Hospital
Hospital
On November 9, 2020, I took my car to the garage and I waited behind my car for a mechanic. After three minutes, another mechanic drove his car backwards from the workshop and run me down. I have injuries to my feet and my left hand. The recovery takes more than one year especially for my hand that's pretty damaged.

My Health Now [some pictures taken in the Hospital]

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..COVID-19 VACCINE.

René Laanen

All that's really known for sure is the vaccine series I've completed seemed to protect 95 percent of people from SARS-CoV2 after being vaccinated in clinical trials. (It can take a week or two after the second shot to be protected, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.) It also appears that if I do still manage to contract COVID-19 despite being vaccinated, it would be far less likely to develop into a serious or deadly case.
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... EUROPEAN TOUR WITH PAUL ANKA

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Paul Anka

René played with the Paul Anka Band in Spain, Poland, Hungary, Finland & Belgium (2008)

Anka's concert in Budapest:
Several thousand people clapped their hands as Anka sang and walked among the rows. He did not bring a flashy stage set, but he did come with an ensemble of exceptionally talented musicians who contributed to an outstanding show without any need for special props.
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Anka gave his several thousand fans in the arena a fantastic two hours. Some sang along for the entire performance, and many couples danced. Anka, who has written or recorded almost a thousand songs over his career, and who knows, perhaps better than anybody, what makes a hit a hit, does not disappoint. Though most of the songs in the performance were covers from his album Rock Swings, everyone came away satisfied by numbers as varied as Put Your Hand on My Shoulder, My Way and Wonderwall. When Anka sang Jump!, a number off Rock Swings, a member of the audience produced improvised leaps that surprised even Anka.
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He paid tribute to friends gone, such as Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis Jr., with projections and "duets". Anka moved around more in the arena than any other performer ever has, with perhaps the exception of the magician David Copperfield. His affinity for the fans - even those outside of the VIP section - was also clear. The performance earned Anka a long standing ovation. In turn, he rewarded his fans with four encores.

At the end of the show, a party right out of the 1960s ensued in front of the stage as the security staff - who must have anticipated Anka's fans would all be pensioners - fumed. They assumed wrongly. And thankfully so.
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... R.I.P. MY GOOD FRIEND JOS L. kNAEPEN

Jos L. Knaepen

Jos L. Knaepen [josknaepen] site made by René Laanen

Belgian born, Jos L. Knaepen, a very good friend from René Laanen, more commonly referred to as "The Jazzman," became interested in jazz at the age of seventeen, after purchasing his first LPs of Django Reinhart and Sidney Bechet in 1961. By the time he was 18, he was a regular attendee at the infamous Comblain La Tour where many jazz giants performed during their European tours. It was also during this period that his interest in photography began.
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Not having the money to purchase sophisticated photo equipment, it took several years of dedicated saving to be able to call himself a serious photographer. His professional photographic career began in the early seventies. Jos' photographic work continued during the early 1980s and his award-winning action photography was exhibited regularly throughout Belgium. By 1985, his professional photography career took a hiatus until 1990 when he began again, this time limiting his photography strictly to jazz, one of the great loves of his life.

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... WATERCOLORS BY PETRA TOOL
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Jazz and Soul
Petra Tool
Beautiful Watercolors made by artist Petra Tool
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...TROMBONE PAGE OF THE WORLD

Trombone Page of the World

About The Trombone Page Of The World
Based in The Netherlands, the largest content provider of trombone biographies, news, events, releases, profiles and industry links, The Trombone Page Of The World provides a steady supply of information to its ever-growing database on a bi-monthly basis. With over 3.000 visitors monthly, trombonists worldwide can access current information and more than 3000 biographies 24 hours a day.
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...JAZZMASTERS IN THE NETHERLANDS

Jazzmasters
René's Dutch Jazz site "www.jazzmasters.nl", more than 1.500 visitors monthly.
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...RENE LAANEN' GOOD FOOD SHOPPING PAGE

René Laanen

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