Today (Saturday, May 10), I have the privilege of playing drums for San Diego's First Presbyterian Church's Jazz Vespers service. This special weekly service is held every Saturday in the church's 4th Avenue chapel in Bankers Hill, and features the music of Archie Thompson.
In addition to Achie's usual trio, the Archtones (featuring the expert bass playing of Jason Littlefield), these Saturday afternoons showcase one guest jazz musician every week. Prestigious past guests include: Holly Hoffman, Gilbert Castellanos, Derek Cannon, Whitney Shay, and so many more talented musicians from San Diego and beyond.
The weekly music program changes, depending on the guest musician and season, but there's always a great mix of jazz, blues, and gospel.
After this gig, the trio will pack up our gear and head straight to the historical U.S. Grant Hotel in downtown, San Diego. We'll be playing in the Grant Grill from 8-midnight, so feel free to swing on by for a swingin' time in America's Finest City!