Scandinavian Cowboy Jazz!

Heya, this morning Sonny Rollins is Way out West! He’s always been one of my favorites and today’s he’s bringing on the new day with sassy cowboy jazz. He’s got Ben Webster and Charlie Parker influencing his lines but then he adds a wry sense of humor into the mix and that’s how you get Sonny Rollins into your life. He’s been one of my main mentors and sometimes a couple of months go by and I don’t hear him. The imbalance gets to be too much and then I line up all of his tracks in iTunes and even out with his gorgeous tone and darting lines. Today happens to be one of those equalize the world / Sonny Rollins days…

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Vocalist Sinne Eeg hails from Denmark and she’s living in LA for six months exploring the music scene up and down the west coast. Tomorrow she’ll be joining bassist Gunnar Biggs, drummer Duncan Moore, and me on guitar for a concert at the Rancho Bernardo Library. They have an ongoing jazz and classical music series and have a nice space for live music. I’m thrilled to have Sinne in the loop and she’s one of my favorite vocalists ever. She has an amazing sound and her musical phrasing is golden. We play a few jazz standards, some of Sinne’s original music which traverses from bossa nova to even a neo-country tune (Scandinavian cowboy jazz). We’ve got a few of my originals in there too. Join us for a FREE concert and I know you’ll dig the music.

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On Thursday I’ve got a double hitter with the first up finding us at Palomar College for a noon time concert. It’ll be vocalist Leonard Patton and I searching for truth in sound, hanging out with the kids and actually, these concerts are open to the general public too. Leonard and I are making at duo recording at the end of the month and so this show is a little preview of the album to come. Hope to see you there!

Leonard and Peter winning in Chula Vista! photo by Kevin Kinnear

Leonard and Peter jammin’.
photo by Kevin Kinnear

Thursday night is a Roxy Restaurant Bohemia music fest with solo guitar morphing into a second set of a cast of gypsy’s sitting in and stirring it up. Wild and illegal. Look below for the details.

I’m pointing the car towards Poway on Saturday to make my way, ouch, I’ve got a rhyme going and it’s veering out of control. I’ll stop, (got in trouble with this semantic behavior a few years back). So, on Saturday I’m playing a solo guitar concert at the Poway Library and it’s a FREE gig. It’s at 2pm and for me these are really great musical moments with the pristine quiet element in full play and the entire sonic spectrum available and anxious to be explored. Get your rhyme gear on and come on out!

Happiness is playing the guitar! photo by TJ Best

That’s the word for now and Sonny’s still at it, now chunking along with “Alfie’s Theme”.

good times, Peter

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