This web site is the property of and authored by Kid Dutch™ , jazz & blues man, brass
player, vocalist, composer, jazz historian, instrument collector, raconteur, and
swell guy. Blame him for any opinions expressed here.
Besides having bands available for public and private performances, Kid Dutch is
a public speaker and can provide entertaining and informative talks on a number of
subjects including, but not limited to:
- Jazz History
- Playing Music Professionally (what they don’t tell you at the College of Music)
- Vintage Instruments
- and of course, Vintage Mutes and Mute Techniques
Mutes are one of Dutch’s many passions. He is non-recovering mute-addict, with an
extensive collection of musical instruments and mutes and an uncontrollable urge
to use them whenever tastefully possible.
He hopes you find this site as interesting as it has been for him to put it together.
And he hopes you find it as pleasurable an experience as he has had meeting the
many people who helped along the way sharing their knowledge , interests, mutes,
and most importantly, their friendship.