Rooftop Trombone in the Age of Covid-19 – Week 8

When Malaysia began its Movement Control Order (lockdown) on 18 March 2020, Don Bowyer committed to streaming live music and bad jokes at 5pm everyday until the lockdown is lifted. Initially streamed through his Facebook page, these videos are now available as a Playlist on YouTube and collected together below on this page.

Dean of the School of Arts at Sunway University in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Bowyer is an American who has been in Malaysia for more than three years.

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Week 8


12 May – Day 56

  • Black Orpheus
  • Twelfth of Never
  • Up on the Roof


11 May – Day 55

  • Just Friends
  • El Amor Cubano: La Mujer o el Caballo
  • Out to Lunch


10 May – Day 54

Happy Mother’s Day!

  • I Wanna Hold Your Hand
  • Mother and Child Reunion
  • Someone to Watch Over Me
  • Pretty Woman
  • Señorita
  • Days of Wine and Roses
  • Make You Feel My Love
  • What a Wonderful World
  • I Love You


09 May – Day 53

  • Hush Puppies, No Onions
  • At Last
  • Mercy, Mercy, Mercy


08 May – Day 52

  • Bad Hair Day Blues
  • Bluesy Ballad
  • Where’d the Songo


07 May – Day 51

Happy birthday, New Orleans!

  • Bill Bailey, Won’t You Please Come Home
  • Do You Know What It Means to Miss New Orleans
  • When the Saints Go Marching In


06 May – Day 50

  • Blue Bossa
  • Easy Living
  • In a Mellow Tone