Greetings again everyone and anyone! It’s time for another long overdue post about my musical happenings, so here goes. Firstly, I want to mention what an awesome time I had playing with The Tooloose Cajun and Zydeco band on the Mysti Krewe of Nimbus’ float for Portland’s annual Starlight Parade last Saturday. I’ve been playing with The Tooloose crewe for about half a year now and they’re a great bunch of players and people, and the related Mysti Krewe of Nimbus is a super cool Portland society based off of New Orleans’ social clubs. It’s just really neat to be a part of something like that up here. I heard that we played to somewhere around 200,000 people all along the parade rout and watching Oregon’s news. That’s a pretty big audience!
Next, it gives me pleasure to introduce The Euge Organ Trio with Teddy Presberg on guitar and Dave Fleschner playing organ. These guys are fantastic players and we’ve been playing a mix of originals and old school soul jazz from the likes of Jimmy Smith, Wes Montgomery and others. We’re playing at the new club up on Alberta called Solae’s Lounge this Thursday, June 4th. This club seems to be gathering a lot of attention and great bands so we’re excited about our first show there, and hopefully more to come!
On June 13th I’ll be playing at Dante’s with Professor Gall, which should prove to be an entertaining and zany night of music. Then on June 20th I will reunite with Under the Streetlamp in Boise, ID. I can’t wait to see, hang and play with all those wonderful folks again. Finally, at the end of the month, on June 25th Chervona will play it’s second of this year’s last Thursday parties at Mississippi Pizza. Last Thursday, May 28th was a great night of Russian party music, and I’m sure the future shows will be as well.
Then it’s July and the Basque festival in Elko! I’m sure I’ll be playing around town for what’s always a fantastic week of partying. Then in mid July I’ll be teaching my eighth year at the Great Basin Jazz Festival. My, as they say, how time flies… I guess that’s fine just as long as it’s not rushing :)