Two of my friends / colleagues play in a jazz / big band called the Starlight Orchestra, comprised of talented U.S. government employees from several agencies in Washington. I heard their performance last summer shown in the photo above, and took the photos below on April 9 when they were invited to play at the Department of State for a lunchtime cultural series called "State of the Arts." They were wonderful. My colleagues? Aimee Breslow, the singer, and Carl Mabbs-Zeno, the trombonist.