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 a second lockdown from 14 October through 22 December 2020, a third lockdown from 13 January through 04 March 2021, and a fourth lockdown that began 06 May 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 5


21 April – Day 35

  • My Romance
  • Bye Bye Blackbird

20 April – Day 34

Happy birthday, Tito Puente & Georg Philip Telemann!

  • Sueños Tropicales
  • Telemann Fantasy
  • FF=Fortissimo

19 April – Day 33

  • Ticket to Ride
  • Help!

18 April – Day 32

  • Three Moods(three movements)

17 April – Day 31

  • Angel Eyes
  • Autumn Leaves

16 April – Day 30

Happy birthday, Henry Mancini & Dusty Springfield!

  • Moon River
  • Son of a Preacher Man

15 April – Day 29

Happy birthday, Bessie Smith & Roy Clark!

  • Covid19 Blues (Based on Bessie Smith's Backwater Blues)
  • Ghost Riders in the Sky

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