Last month I had a ball playing at the Fresno Sounds of Mardi Gras Jazz Festival. On Thursday night I played banjo and guitar in Clint Baker's All Star Band kicking off things with a set that was really fun and went way too fast. The rest of the weekend I played with Ray Skjelbred and his Cubs which is a wonderful little Chicago Style Swing group. Ray always picks interesting tunes and this is my favorite style band to play rhythm guitar with.
Ray Skjelbred & the Cubs play "One Sweet Letter From You."
A few days before the Fresno Festival I received a call from Bob Pelland. Bob is the leader of the Grand Dominion Jazz Band and he asked me to fill in for Mike Fay on bass. Mike was unfortunately under the weather with the flu, but he's much better now. I've always admired the Grand Dominion Jazz Band and I jumpped at the chance to play with them. I had a blast and even though I kept pretty busy during the festival, I loved every minute of it!
The Grand Dominion Jazz Band plays "Come Back Sweet Papa."
|This month I'll be at the Jazz Bash By The Bay in Monterey with the Ellis Island Boys (aka the Reynolds Brothers) and the Au Brothers. Once I get back from Monterey I'll be with the Ellis Island Boys at Disney California Adventure every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday for the rest of the month. Performing at DCA on Wednesdays conflicts with my regular CJ & Katie gig at Curleys but never fear - CJ has some wonderful talent lined up. And on nights that it's possible I may drop by Curleys after I finish at the park!
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