Members of the band are Tom Kendall on guitar, Pat Driscoll on guitar and vocals, Mark Baumgarten on drums, Stan Cossette on keyboard and vocals, and Dan Tiscareno on bass and vocals. Three of the band mates go back a quarter of a century. “Tom, Pat and I go back 25 years,” said keyboardist Stan Cossette. “We all like rock ‘n’ roll and have played together in different bands. So we got together in the garage and played music that we liked and fiddled around. We all had young families at the time. Dan and Mark joined later, and they have history playing together in another band.”.
Wind musicians needed for concert band, BRENTWOOD — The Brentwood Concert Band is looking for percussion, brass and woodwind musicians as it begins its ninth season, If you are yearning to get back into the swing, or want to refine your skills, join rehearsals 7 to 9 vintage ballet slippers, photo print, girls room decor, girls nursery, wall art, art decor, girls room ideas, p.m., Aug, 21, Liberty High, Room PAC3, 850 Second St., Brentwood, The band will prepare for a performance at the East Contra Costa Historical Society annual barbecue 2 to 3:39 p.m, on Sept, 8, Entertainment will come from variety of music from marches to show tunes, The band performs around seven times a year and is co-led by Carey Hurst, Liberty High Band director; and Susan Stuart, For information, call 925-634-3411 or go to www.BrentwoodConcertBand.com..
The Saratoga Chamber of Commerce-sponsored event, now in its second year, will offer attendees a chance to nosh on barbecue and then work it all off by dancing to the music of the Shakedancer Blues Revue on on Sept. 5, 3-7 p.m. There will be plenty of space on the stage to dance alongside Aki Kumar, Jon “Little Jonny” Lawton, Andy Santana, Big Jon Atkinson, Kyle Jester and Rusty Zinn, who fuse blues, reggae and soul stylings in their music. The band will have their CDs available for purchase.
Tickets for the event are $25 for the dance party at the Albany YMCA and attendees encouraged to wear tie-dye or other styles of the decade, A prize will be awarded to the person with the best attire, Last year’s benefit was a 1950s theme and club member Peggy McQuaid said that the Rotary chapter is working its way through all of the decades, “So next year, we’re doing the vintage ballet slippers, photo print, girls room decor, girls nursery, wall art, art decor, girls room ideas, ’70s,” she said, “I don’t know about the ’90s.”, McQuaid added, “Last year was actually our first one with this idea, having a party with a decade theme and a DJ, We’ve done other different types of fundraisers in the past, This is the first dance party idea.”..
Pianist Ethan Iverson, late of The Bad Plus, makes a point of looking up the San Diego-based saxophonist for a lesson when he’s in the Southland. A few years ago he posted a fascinating discussion about time with McPherson on his popular blog Do the Math, a topic that came up in a recent phone conversation. “When it comes to music I think of time as a point of reference, but it’s something you can play with,” said McPherson, 79, who performs at Café Stritch Feb. 27 as part of San Jose Jazz’s Winter Fest. “You can ride with it, or play against it and use it as a counterpoint. What are you thinking when you’re committing to the beat? What are you thinking between the beats when you’re not committing. What is the emotion in that space? Are you just waiting? I think that space influences the next beat.”.
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