This past holiday weekend we played a couple of gigs -- the usual Sunday at Snapdragon, but also a gig at the beautiful Lodges on Vashon. What a blast. Incredible gig. Cool summer temperatures, crystal blue skies and a really receptive crowd. A number of songs have never sounded better. Also, on a personal note, it was my birthday, and a significant one to boot -- but we won’t get into the numbers thing this time around! Also on the bill was the Seth Alexander Quartet -- one of my very favorite musicians here in the northwest, he too lives on Vashon Island -- and Birch Pereira and the Gin Joints. Four hours of jazz in so many variations. Kind of perfect! On a sadder note, it was also our last gig with Dianne Krouse, our stellar sax and clarinet player. She’s back in school, working on her masters and new career opportunities, so for now she has to drift away. She’ll be missed. Hopefully, sometimes, she’ll wander by our Snapdragon Sunday gigs. Thanks Dianne, we absolutely love you!!
Next up for Some’tet -- Earshot’s Second Century Jazz Series, Thursday July 13th at the Chapel performance Space at the Good Sheperd Center, Wallingford, Seattle. More info soon.