So we’re hot! I’m doing what I can to not get bothered…..Full moon, Solstice, Fire’s, Father’s Day. Summer events and performances are rolling along.
Here’s what Father’s Day looked like for me as I enjoyed being the bass player for the Dale Fielder Quartet at Whisky Red’s Marina Del Rey, CA
The Band Plays on the Patio, Bass and Drums under a Gazebo
On this very hot day the ocean breeze made things nice.
This coming Saturday, 6/27/16 I will be with Lisa Casalino’s Band at the Grove, 3rd and Fairfax in front of Nordstrom from 6-9 An evening of fun, free for the public performance. It is always nice to see friends and fans at these shows.
We had a great time with Lisa and the band was definitely cooking with Ark Sano on keyboard and Dustin Haner on drums!!
July 4th I’ll be at Lacy Park in San Marino with the Tom Sullivan Band. We are part of a line up of bands followed by fireworks-big ones up close! Reservations and tickets required:
Happy 4th of July Weekend! Lots of bands, a parade—very Americana as I get to contribute to the festivities performing with Tom Sullivan’s Dixieland Band. We are being joined by a choir for our closing selection “Amazing Grace”. Tickets available- check Lacy Park, San Marino CA
And of course that is not all, just all for now…..stay tuned
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.
So it’s December. More music, more fun and a good time to celebrate!
“Hey Bartender” from live blues gig with Bobby “Hurricane” Spencer at Roscoe’s in Long Beach
Leslie Baker plays bass and sings for Floyd Dixon, his most famous song with Albert Trepagnier, Jr., a great drummer from New Orleans and long time friend. We both spent time on the road gigging with Floyd and compare some humorous memories at the end of the audio.
This time of year brings out some sentimentality in me. Special people in my life come to mind even if they are no longer here with us on earth.
Interested in making your holiday celebrations kicked up a notch? Live music! I can provide for you, think about it……..
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!