Well, today BARTLETT and I are rehearsing some really cool tunes for some really cool gigs, that are coming up in the next few weeks, that YOU don't wanna miss...you know,.as they say: 'When it rains it pours'..so, Steve has music or rehearsing all over the place next week. That's the kinda week I love. Music coming out our ears.
|Don Cohen, see link|
I'll try and keep up and be at ALL the gigs...it'll be a gigantic marathon of very cool music, that's all AND, I just know I can do it...so, don't worry 'bout a thing 'cause I can do anything...just stand back, so you do't get anything on yourself and watch. O.K?
So, what's coming up? Let's see...'ah' oh yea...here we go. I'll list them below.
Starting Sunday, September 21st Steve'll be in Shelton at THE GROVE STREET BREWHOUSE 'round 2 pm , he helps host their JAZZ JAM., with ARIEL CALABRIA/everything, PETE CHAKOS/drums.
Gos to around 5:30 pm. Bring your ax and join this fun.
Next, now, this IS exciting...Be at RHYTHM AND RYE in Olympia on Monday, September 22nd, 8 pm. for THE D.C. JAZZ QUARTET AKA DON COHEN JAZZ QUARTET plus 2 [Cohen info and photo link]. This is what Don Cohen [from FACEBOOK] says:
"The DC Jazz Quartet + 2 is made up of some familiar faces of the Olympia jazz scene.
Don Cohen, at one time produced by the legendary songwriter Johnny Mercer, will stir your soul with his renditions of jazz and blues standards and some not-so-standard fare. Don will be backed by Daven Tillinghast on guitar, Steve Bartlett on bass and Mark Stout on trombone, along with special guests Craig Cootsona on drums and Dave McCrary on trumpet and flugelhorn. Come on out and enjoy an evening of mellow, laid-back music at your favorite spot for music, friendly atmosphere and libations: The Rhythm & Rye (21 and over)."
NOTE, by ME---Jan, This IS Gonna be GOOD. 'I just can't say it ANY better than that, can I? So, I won't. Thanks a million, Don.
|by Dan Hill|
Then, on Saturday, September 27th...there's TWO ...yep, not a misprint folks, exciting ain't it? First, at 11 am at THE OLYMPIA FARMER's MARKET
in Olympia, of course, it THE 'C' NOTES, that's PAT COLE/guitar/vocals, JOHN CARLETON/vocals/guitar and BARTLETT ON BASS. Let's do lunch. Ya gotta eat lunch on Saturday. don't ya? See you there. The image I posted of BARTLETT ON BASS on left. Was done by DAN HILL
, an artist at The Farmer's Market the last gig...well, last month, and sent to us. It's beautiful. Thanks Dan Hill.
THEN, later that very same day,...another gig at 9 pm....WOW It's a bunch of SASS at THE STONEGATE RUM AND PIZZA BAR
in Tacoma, WA. Well, who the heck is SASS? I'm gonna tell ya.
|SASS, see link|
It's SHELLY ELY
/vocals or BLUZZZ QUEEN of the known universe, STEVE MERRIAM
/guitar/vocals, ANDRE THOMAS/drums and BARTLETT ON BASS/vocals too. Well, they're ALL the best in our known universe. So, Do I need to say more?.... I think NOT. That says it all. NEXT week is jam packed with fun music. I'm not gonna miss a minute of it. Join me, there's so many cool gigs...one or two should be just right for you and your life next week. See ya there, SMILE/wave, Jan
Photo link: SASS photo taken by Merri Peterson Sutton. Used with permission by SASS. Link to Steve Merriam
/guitar/vocals at FACEBOOK.
WHERE: GROVE STREET BREWHOUSE
, Shelton, Sunday, Sept. 21st, 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm., Jazz Jam 233 First Street
RHYTHM AND RYE
, Olympia, Monday, Sept. 22nd 8 pm
· 311 Capitol Way N, Olympia, WA
OLYMPIA FARMERs MARKET
, Olympia, Saturday, Sept. 27th, 11 am to 2 pm
700 N. CAPITAL WAY
STONEGATE RUM AND PIZZA BAR
, Tacoma, Saturday, Sept. 27th, 9 pm 'til closing
5419 South Tacoma Way
O.K...Now, I'll find some video links of tunes you may hear at these fantastic gigs and post them below. I'll put this on FACEBOOK first, so, if there's no video links, well...any minute. O.K?
Now, remember I can't promise...BUT,...there's a VERY good chance that you will hear these.
1.] SAY SOMETHING
, by A Great Big World, Christine Aguilera, by AGreatBigWorldVEVO
2] I THOUGHT ABOUT YOU, by Debbie Duncan, by Debbie Duncan Jazz
3.] SOMETHING, by The Beatles, by JetBlack327
4.] I GET A KICK OUT OF YOU, by Frank Sinatra, by johnny718bravo