I am feeling like this will be a very good year. Care to join me?
With the new year comes another chance to give grammar school concerts all over L.A. that teach about Jazz. I am very happy to once again participate in this program with bandleader Dr. Bobby Rodriguez and his very talented band. If you would like to observe a concert, contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange for a guest pass.
Day after Thanksgiving it’ll be a good idea to do some movin’ and shakin’
A couple of days before Christmas the band played Jazz/Blues at The Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach
Like Wagman says: “it doesn’t make sense, but blues makes you happy” and with Bobby’s all star band, we are having some fun. So blues lovers, music lovers, check us out at the Seabird Jazz Lounge at Roscoe’s Chicken and Waffles in Long Beach. If getting to Long Beach is out of the ordinary for you, here’s a chance to spread your chicken wings and discover a vibrant music scene. We have several dates (check the calendar) coming up starting with Friday November 6. We play from 9 pm to 1 am. In the meantime here’s a bit of our rendition of Chicken Shack:
This video of “Chicken Shack” features a bass solo!
Saturday, April 25 at 4:30 pm, my trio presented a 45 minute show at the Silverlake Branch Library, 2411 Glendale Blvd., L.A. 90039
The Silverlake Branch Library is built on the corner of Glendale Blvd. and Silverlake Blvd. It used to be a gas station where I got smog checked. Now a beautiful library has baby grand piano that has been donated. How inspiring for making music in my neighborhood. This will be a purely acoustic show and the start of something new.
Much thanks to Yumiko on piano and Tsugumi on drums who helped this happen in a wonderful way.
The audience included VIP’s Helen Auerbach, LaQuetta Shamblee, Adrianne Hall, Rich and Alyce Cantu.
All photos by Joe Weinroth. Continue reading Crown City Symphony Concert, Pasadena