This coming Friday morning, July the 2nd, I will be welcoming not one but two special musical guests to my show -- first the dynamic Young Fellaz Brass Band and then guitarist extraordinaire Mark Penton AKA Mark Pentone! My regular lively jazz show will run from 6 to 8:00 a.m. and then the live segments from these New Orleans artists are scheduled from 8:00 to 9:00 -- Tune in!
Tune in next Thursday morning, July 1, @ 10:00a.m., when trombone player, Joe Maize & a couple of the fellas from the To Be Continued Brass Band will join me in the studio. We'll be talking about what's going on with the music on the street, & of course, play some music.
Dafnis Prieto's Si o Si Quartet with Peter Apfelbaum were spectacular openers on the last day of the 12th Annual Healdsburg Jazz Festival, Sunday June 13th. Prieto's tremendous change of pace, brilliant rhythms, tonal perfection made you forget at times he is a drummer --- and when he did a racing 'SCAT' that was reminiscent of South Indian vocal ragas, he brought the house down.