Hullo friends. This week...
Tuesday, 8/10 at Bobby McGee's 7:00 - 10:00 p.m.
Mike Kaupa, trumpet Chris Ziemba, piano Buddy Fadale, bass your host, drum set
A dear friend is back home for a few weeks from his new digs in LA. "Who's on Tuesday?" "Mike Kaupa". "Beautiful! I'll be there." No matter how far removed, it's hard to forget Mike. All of the requirements are there: facility, range, tone. But what makes Mike so unique is his concept, and the fact that every note leaves his horn dripping with soul. We're all trying to tell a story. The difference lies in how one tells it. And that is what distinguishes Mike. No matter whether we're playing Lush Life or a B flat blues, the storytelling is both soulful and the embodiment of nuance. And if that's not enough, consider how Mike has surrounded himself. When I listen to Chris Ziemba, I hear the passion and commitment of Bill Evans. And when I hear Buddy Fadale, I hear Buddy, and a little bit of Scott LaFaro. With that 200 year old upright, that growl, and that fearless momentum on every quarter note, Buddy stands alone. So again I am privileged to be in the musical and personal company of these distinguished musicians. And you, dear listener, are invited to join us.
n the Maple Ridge Plaza, Sweet Home & Maple Roads. Tina, Jyl, Jessica, steady Billy & quiet Mike - good music, good food, good people, chilled spirits, a grand piano, and a great hang.
All Shook Up at Artpark
Thursday, Friday & Saturday at 8:00
Saturday & Sunday at 2:00
Our first rehearsal is tomorrow, so I can't tell you much other than what you see on the Artpark web site. Starring Sally Struthers, the show is a comedy set in 1955 featuring the music of Elvis and a story-line reminiscent of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night. Should be fun...
Tuesdays at Bobby McGee's 7:00 - 10:00
8/24 John Sandfort
8/31 Ralph Fava
9/28 Joe Rozler & Dave Schiavone
10/12 Greg Millar
10/26 Gary Keller & Andy Weinzler
Fridays at Bobby McGee's 8:30 - 11:30
8/20 Gretchen Shulz
8/27 The Black & Blues Band
9/3 Ben Baia & the Big City Horns