The week is already half over, but there's plenty of action left! Tonight I had a great time drumming with Westside Inflection at the Riviera Supper Club in La Mesa. It's always fun playing classic music from the Great American Songbook in such a cool atmosphere.
On Friday I'm playing a double-header at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCASD). First, I'm occupying the drum throne for Westside Inflection, and then I'll be drumming with Mark Dzula and his band. Mark's music is beautifully written, smart, and instantly appealing, so that should be a great time.
Saturday is another double-header for me. First, I'll be playing drums for Archie Thompson at his weekly jazz vespers service at First Presbyterian Church in Bankers Hill. Archie's piano playing, saxophone skills, and vocal talents make gigs with him rewarding and fun, and I feel like I grow a bit more as a musician every time I get to drum with him. After that gig, I'll be off to the brand spankin' new Café 21 location in the Gaslamp (formerly Croce's) to play with Lady Dottie and the Diamonds. Anyone who knows me knows I love playing with that group, but Saturday will be especially fun since Chris Torres is on that one, and he always inspires me!
Sunday is the third double-header of the week, with a Two Wolves show at Shakedown (see my earlier post on this awesome gig!) in the afternoon, and then the perfect way to round off the week --a rocking gig with the one and only Javier Escovedo!