Westside bus driver delights riders, neighbors with trumpet serenades

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Monday, November 20, 2023
Bus driver brings music, joy to passengers with trumpet serenades
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A bus driver has been delighting passengers with his musical hobby. And now his trumpet serenades have caught the attention of neighbors, who have become part of his loyal audience.

VENICE, LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- A Westside bus driver's hobby has become the daily entertainment for neighbors and passengers in Venice. During his break, Kazi Myers plays the trumpet!

And although he considers himself an amateur, his serenading skills prove otherwise.

The bus driver of six years has a very specific routine. On his 20-minute breaks at rest stops on Grand Boulevard in Venice, he practices the trumpet.

"I might look at the mood, what's around me and play something romantic, or I might play something classical," said Myers.

Neighbors Gerri Thompson and Jennifer Kress took video of Myers playing the trumpet and posted on social media.

The third time Kress saw Myers practice, she approached him.

"He thought I was going to tell him that we don't like it and please stop," said Kress.

But that wasn't the case at all. In fact, they started waiting for his breaks, two or three times a night.

"The sound inside the bus is just incredible," said Thompson.

"We look forward to it. It's exciting," said Kress.

Myers says reaction has been positive - some people knocking on the window to say hello.

"I'm not so polished so to ... that's really kind of cool I think to connect that way, to touch someone's spirit and then for them to respond to it," he said.

"He told me I'm not a professional, I'm just an amateur," said Thompson. "But you all got to start somewhere. And he should just keep it up because he brings so much joy."