A lazy afternoon…

On the beach at Carmel

The above photo was taken on the beach in Carmel the same weekend as the Monterey Jazz Festival. I try to get to this beach once a year as it is one of my favorite places. Hopefully, I will have more photos as soon as I get them organized.

This post is envolving as I gather more news.

From The Crusade.net, The Ru Report featuring jazz news on Abbey, Shirley, Lizz, Regina, and Wynton and whole lot more.

From JazzTimes.com, Danilo Perez Given Keys to Panama and Irvin Mayfield’s in Overdrive

Guitarist Earl Klugh, who was smooth before there was even smooth jazz, will be playing Yoshi’s from 1/1-4. A great way to kick off your New Year’s resolution to see more live music. 🙂

Vocalist Kurt Elling will be playing The Green Mill in Chicago for New Year’s Eve. The show will be from 9-12:30. NPR’s Coast-to-Coast will be broadcasting live from 11-midnight Chicago time. The special guest will be Ed Petersen – the great tenor player. The booths/tables in front are $40 a person to reserve and will go quickly, so if you want a place to sit with an unobstructed view – call today, 773-761-7500. For all you aspiring musicians, there will be a jam session from 1-4am so bring your instruments! General admission tickets will be $20 and only available at the door.

NYTimes.com Article: Regina Carter Keeps in Touch With a 260-Year-Old Friend
NYTimes.com Jazz Review | Regina Carter: The Specter of Paganini Hovering Slyly Over a Performance

We can expect new music from singer/songwriter Brenda Russell in 2004. Read more

EURWEB.com: Nnenna Freelon Gets Live: But what took her so long?

Anita Baker has an official website now but you probably knew that already.

Broadway’s Dreamgirl Subs for Holiday Performances in New Musical Like Jazz

3 Responses to “A lazy afternoon…”

  1. karsh says:

    Carter, Elling and Freelon – oh my! I once played back up for Nnenna years ago when she rolled through my little hometown as part of a jazz clinic. She’s quite the lady.

  2. sukaynah says:

    beautiful picture…

  3. Zenitra Gee says:

    mmmm love the photo. Please share more.

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