Where do you go when it gets hot? The desert of course and that’s us this weekend. We’re taking the circus out to Palm Desert to share the good word of jazz for those who live and breath 100 degrees Fahrenheit.
It’s been an amazing coastal combo of super warm plus great surf. It’s the heyday of summer all over again and I’m in heaven. Lets parlay that into a mini weekend tour and we’re talking the paramount of the Cali experience!
First up it’ll be Tripp, Mack, Duncan and I heading out to Palm Desert on Saturday night for the most unusual venue setup of Pete Carlson’s Golf Shop. Picture this, Pete runs a super successful golf business and then transforms his main room, moves clubs and clothes, setups up a sound system and backdrop, and now it’s a jazz club seating around 75 jazz lovers. The music takes off ‘cuz Pete’s a good host and lets the music go where it wants. Two sets of burn, shake some hands and say hi to friends, wrap it all up in time to open for a busy Sunday the next day. Hat’s off to Pete for making it happen week after week and we’re thrilled to be in the loop. Come and hang with us if you can and if you can’t, maybe share the news to your desert connections. Thanks on this!
From the desert on Sunday morning we pack pack up the car and head to the Newport Coast for an afternoon house concert featuring the music of Planet Cole Porter. That’s Rebecca on vocals, me on guitar, Tripp on sax, Gunnar on bass and Duncan on drums. We’re all sharpened up from our last week Merc gig and this one ought to take off from where we left off. Can you say “It’s Delovely”?
The concert starts with food and drinks and is held at a beautiful house near Newport Beach. All are welcome to be part of it and look at the poster for details. It’s selling well but at this time there’s still space if you want to come. Hope to see you there!
That’s if for now. The Santana winds are blowing and the ocean is calling…
all best, P