|Good People, you’d never know it but hidden in those rows of books and periodicals is a ripe environment for creative music making. Silence is the mantra and pair that up with adventurous musos and you’ve got a combo that’ll rival any jazz club. Don’t you just miss those clanking glasses and the atonal buzz of the blender? How about the semi bad attitude front door man and the folks at the side table that prefer to talk their way through the set? Oh I’ll miss them dearly as I embark on this week’s Library concert tour detailing it with Dewey Decimal. See below for the lowdown.
Last week was a hurricane with the UCSD Jazz Camp running all week mixed in with gigs, rehearsals, and recording. The camp was outstanding and I met up with some great young guitarists. Big fun!
Our concert at the KSDS JazzLive’s Saville Theatre complete with four vocalists harmonizing their way to heaven was a great time for all. Check out the photos…
After I finish this email I’ll be making my way to the practice room to warm up my hands for a solo concert at the Julian Library tonight. This is episode one of a week of library concerts. Tomorrow night maestro Benedetti and I stir the sonics in Cardiff at their library concert space. And rounding out the week on Sunday afternoon vocalist Leonard Patton and I share some tunes at the Encinitas Library. All of these events are free to the public and the quiet listening environment makes for some real music magic. Sleight of hand, quick fingers, mentalism, various levitations, modulations, syncopations, it’s all going on at the library!
The last gig of the week that doesn’t fit into the library mold is our trio hit on Thursday night at the Westgate Hotel in downtown San Diego. Trumpeter Gilbert Castellanos is curating this music series and I’ll be there with my trio playing jazz by the poolside in the early evening warmth of July. Sounds perfect and I hope you can make it!
That’s it for now folks and thanks for reading along.
happy summer, Peter