Igor The Jazz Cowboy

World Tour Troubadour

Igor sings in 4 octaves and plays string instruments with percussion, bells and whistles. In 1978, he was a three-time winner on the original “Gong Show” hosted by Chuck Barris.

Igor previously toured with the “New Christy Minstrels” and went on to perform worldwide with his Western Swing Band, the “Jazz Cowboys.”

He has been a professional accompanist for performers, including John Denver, Benny Goodman and Rod McKuen. Igor has also appeared with symphony orchestras.

He is frequently featured at a Wednesday night Hootenanny at Beatitudes Campus in Phoenix, Arizona.

Igor sings in 4 octaves and plays string instruments with percussion, bells and whistles. In 1978, he was a three-time winner on the original “Gong Show” hosted by Chuck Barris.

Igor previously toured with the “New Christy Minstrels” and went on to perform worldwide with his Western Swing Band, the “Jazz Cowboys.”

He has been a professional accompanist for performers, including John Denver, Benny Goodman and Rod McKuen. Igor has also appeared with symphony orchestras.

He is frequently featured at a Wednesday night Hootenanny at Beatitudes Campus in Phoenix, Arizona.

Igor’s Gong Show Appearances

Igor has recently been on the Gong Show in both 2017 and 2018!

Igor The Jazz Cowboy on The Gong Show 2018
Igor The Jazz Cowboy on The Gong Show 2017

The Inserter Tool

Imagine everything that WordPress can do is available to you quickly and in the same place on the interface. No need to figure out HTML tags, classes, or remember complicated shortcode syntax. That’s the spirit behind the inserter—the (+) button you’ll see around the editor—which allows you to browse all available content blocks and add them into your post. Plugins and themes are able to register their own, opening up all sort of possibilities for rich editing and publishing.

Go give it a try, you may discover things WordPress can already add into your posts that you didn’t know about. Here’s a short list of what you can currently find there:

  • Text & Headings
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  • Galleries
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Visual Editing

A huge benefit of blocks is that you can edit them in place and manipulate your content directly. Instead of having fields for editing things like the source of a quote, or the text of a button, you can directly change the content. Try editing the following quote:

The editor will endeavor to create a new page and post building experience that makes writing rich posts effortless, and has “blocks” to make it easy what today might take shortcodes, custom HTML, or “mystery meat” embed discovery.

Matt Mullenweg, 2017

The information corresponding to the source of the quote is a separate text field, similar to captions under images, so the structure of the quote is protected even if you select, modify, or remove the source. It’s always easy to add it back.

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You can change the amount of columns in your galleries by dragging a slider in the block inspector in the sidebar.

Media Rich

If you combine the new wide and full-wide alignments with galleries, you can create a very media rich layout, very quickly:

Accessibility is important — don’t forget image alt attribute

Sure, the full-wide image can be pretty big. But sometimes the image is worth it.

The above is a gallery with just two images. It’s an easier way to create visually appealing layouts, without having to deal with floats. You can also easily convert the gallery back to individual images again, by using the block switcher.

Any block can opt into these alignments. The embed block has them also, and is responsive out of the box:

You can build any block you like, static or dynamic, decorative or plain. Here’s a pullquote block:

Code is Poetry

The WordPress community

If you want to learn more about how to build additional blocks, or if you are interested in helping with the project, head over to the GitHub repository.


Thanks for testing Gutenberg!

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Igor Glenn returns to ‘The Gong Show’ for the fourth time

A Valley man [Igor Glenn] may be breaking some kind of a record — he’s now been on The Gong Show four times!

Beatitudes Campus resident Igor Glenn appeared on ABC 15’s “The Gong Show” — it was his fourth appearance over the years — he appeared three times in the ’70s on the original Gong Show! ABC 15 interviewed Igor and Barbara Glenn about the show, about longevity in music and why they like to make people happy!

See the full story and coverage here: Valley man returned to ‘The Gong Show’ for the fourth time – ABC15 Arizona