Tomorrow I’m on my way to Fresno — thanks to Delta, United, and Alaska Airlines. Why? Well, for Bob Schulz, Kim Cusack, Clint Baker, Marc Caparone, Jeff Hamilton, Carl Sonny Leyland . . . and Dave Stuckey and his Hot House Gang. Here they are in a November 2016 Saturday-night dance gig at the San Diego Jazz Fest, with Dan Barrett, Corey Gemme, Nate Ketner, Carl Sonny Leyland, Katie Cavera, Gareth Price:
I hope to see you there. But if I just smile and wave from behind my camera, don’t be offended: I will be too busy with good music. Incidentally, I believe that the Hot House Gang at Fresno will be Marc Caparone, Nate Ketner, David Aus, and Sam Rocha — among others. (All schedules subject to change.) The point is that any ensemble with Dave Stuckey in it or in front of it can’t help but swing. Had he been a few decades older, Jack Kapp and Eli Oberstein would have fought to sign him to record contracts, and he would have appeared in B pictures . . . . and he’d be legendary. He is now.
May your happiness increase!