|Hi Friends, coming to you late on Friday after a busy week teaching and playing music at the UCSD Jazz Camp. It was a good interchange with young and old folks all revved up to learn jazz. I’m in!
And as a result the week has sprinted away from me. It’s only now that I realize it’d be a good thing to get the word out about 2 concerts this weekend.
First up, Summer Fun on the 101 kicking into gear tomorrow (Saturday). Our quintet is throwing down at the mini park in Leucadia at 3pm tomorrow. It’s a whole day of music and other good things and it’s all free. Look below for the deets and I think you’ll have fun if you can make it out.
And on Sunday Leonard and I play a house concert in Bonita and I think it’s open to the public. Here’s a link to lead you into the details:
take good care, Peter
|Hi Good People, James Taylor is filling the air this cloudy morning!
“The light of a tropical moon on a night to remember,
His voice is stellar and the background vocals add the finishing touch to a great record. It’s his new one, out yesterday, called Before This World. I’m loving it!
I had a free moment last week to record a new version of the Beatles classic tune “In My Life.” I had the video cameras there too and here it lives, ready to kick into gear at YouTube:
And if you’re a player and want to follow along, the sheet music for my arrangement is available online right here.
Up for this week, on Thursday night we’re heading for the Westgate Hotel in downtown San Diego to play some jazz around the swimming pool. They have a summertime jazz series and we’re honored to be in the loop. It’ll be Gunnar on bass, Duncan on drums, and me on the guitar. Sounds fun and hope to see you there…
I’ve got an interesting day on Saturday that begins with an 11 am outdoor concert in La Jolla with guitarist Fred Benedetti. We’re part of the La Jolla Arts Festival and we’re playing two sets on the main stage. Right after this gig is over I zip over to the airport and catch a flight to Chicago. On Sunday I’m playing with vocalist Dianne Reeves at an event sponsored by the Indigo Foundation. It’ll be the whole band and it’s always a thrill to hear Dianne sing!
Back home Monday and this cherished life continues on. Hope to see you out there soon.
|Hi Good Folks!
I’m attempting a quick connect with you all as I’m expected back in the studio in a half an hour. Your basic JUGGLE in play. Gigs, rehearsals, endless email, studio mixing board maneuvers, and lets not forget 7am surf go-outs to help keep the fragile big picture in balance. It’s a good ride!
Tomorrow night I’m playing solo guitar at the Roxy in Encinitas. The first set is a collection of my solo guitar explorations and this morphs into the second set which includes guest muso’s sitting in, sharing their vision in sound. Add into this some great food and the sublime downtown Encinitas vibe and it’ll be a night to remember. Hope you can make it out!
On Friday night I’m heading to Ki’s in Cardiff for a night of music with vocalist Leonard Patton. It’s a great setup and we’ll be playing selections from our new CD which is almost done. We’re still tweaking the cover and it’s just about ready to send off to the printer. It’s a nice one! See you at Ki’s if you can make it!
That’s the story for now. Good times every which way, Peter