Rooftop Trombone in the Age of Covid-19, v1.0

18 March - 01 July 2020

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 was lifted. This continued for 106 consecutive days, until 01 July 2020. Initially streamed through his Facebook page, these videos are now available as a Playlist on YouTube and collected together below on this page.

Subsequently, he did the same thing for 70 consecutive days for the second lockdown from 14 October through 22 December 2020 and began a third series for the lockdown that began 13 January 2021.

Dean of the School of Arts at Sunway University in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Bowyer is an American who has been in Malaysia since December 2016.

Week 4

14 April – Day 28

  • Summertime
  • There Will Never Be Another You

13 April – Day 27

Happy birthday, Al Green!

  • Let’s Stay Together
  • I’m so Tired of Being Alone

12 April – Day 26

Easter Sunday: Music from Jesus Christ Superstar

  • I Don’t Know How to Love Him
  • Heaven on their Minds

11 April – Day 25

  • Pink Panther
  • Very Stable Genius

10 April – Day 24

  • Days of Wine and Roses
  • I Could Write a Book

09 April – Day 23

In Memorium

  • Dies Irae
  • Precious Lord, Take My Hand

08 April – Day 22

Happy birthday, Carmen McRae!

  • My Foolish Heart
  • Them There Eyes


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