Friday, August 04, 2006

Two Nights, Two Gigs

Camp and the trip may be over, but it's suddenly become a rather busy weekend for me, playing-wise:
  • Tonight, it's the debut performance of the EMANON Jazz Orchestra, a new big band for high school and college students of which I'm a founding co-director (in fact, I'll be in front of the band all night this time, as my colleague will be holding down the lead trumpet chair). Aaron is on lead alto and Steven is on lead trombone, so the TD/D horns will all be there in one way, shape or form. It's at 7:30 at Molina High School, 2355 Duncanville Rd. in Dallas.

  • And tomorrow, I'm filling in for a cancelled band at the Broadway Bistro in Carrollton, a place at which I've played several times before, from 7:30-10:30. It looks as though it'll be all the TD/D horns with a different rhythm section, so we're billing it once again as Kevin McNerney and Friends; we hope that a true TD/D gig will materialze sometime within the next month.
I hope you can make it to one of these gigs if you're in the area.

(Cross-posted in slightly different form at Team Demon/Dingus)

Music 2, Blogging 0: Getting back into teaching and setting up these gigs means that I've become quite a slacker at finishing up the blog posts from Washington. With tomorrow morning/afternoon being my first considerable chunk of time off in about three weeks, I promise to get all caught up at that time. Posting the pictures from the trip will follow a bit later, once I learn to use the software that gets them off my camera.


Eric Grubbs said...

Barring any unforseen circumstances, I'll be arriving at the Bistro sometime after 9 tonight.

Gary P. said...

Hey! I'm sitting in with the band Definitely Maybe while their trumpet player is recovering from neck surgery. My first gig with them was 2 weeks ago at the Bistro. Nice place, although it doesn't pay much. I also gigged with them last week at a private party at Joe Pool Lake and we're playing tomorrow night at Lone Star Bar and Grill on Plano Road and Arapaho in Richardson. This is the first regular paying gig I've ever had. I kinda like it. It's giving me something of an idea what to expect when I eventually try to launch my Tower of Power cover band. (got any leads on where I can find a honkin' bari sax player???.....)