Tony Scodwell and I have been recently informed that there are rumors circulating around a couple of trumpet message boards that Doc is gravely ill and canceling all performances this year. There is absolutely no truth to those rumors. Doc is in fine health, his chops are great and he continues to practice 3-4 hrs a day. I know how rumors can get started, so before making any assumptions about Doc's earthly presence (or lack thereof), please contact us here via PM or at [email protected]. Thank you.