Good things in store. On January 26, 2014, Clint Baker and his New Orleans Jazz Band will be playing a Sunday afternoon gig in the monthly series of “Basin Street Regulars” concerts hosted by the Central Coast Hot Jazz Society. It will be held at the Pismo Beach Veterans’ Memorial Building, 780 Bello Street, Pismo Beach. Clint and his band will play two sets of seventy-five minutes apiece; there will also be jazz from the Cal Poly Jazz Band. This Sunday session will begin at 11 AM and end at 4:30 PM. For more information, click here.
“Who’s in Clint’s band?” I hear the cognoscenti murmuring. (Sometimes their rhetorical murmuring can get a trifle loud, but I don’t mind, having invented them for the purpose of sentences such as this one.)
“The A-Team,” I respond.
Clint, trombone, vocal; Marc Caparone, cornet, vocal; Mike Baird, clarinet; Carl Sonny Leyland, piano, vocal; Bill Reinhart, banjo; Katie Cavera, string bass, vocal; Jeff Hamilton, drums; Dawn Lambeth, vocal.
That takes care of Sunday, as far as I’m concerned. The Beloved and I have made our plans: groceries have been purchased; plants will be watered; computers, clothing, amenities, bric-a-brac, and more will be loaded into the New Old Car . . . to make the trip from Northern California to Less-Northern California, with occasional digressions for begonias, thrift stores, and other pleasures. Neither of us is a road-trip fancier, but this band is worth the journey and more.
See you there, I hope.
P.S. In the evening of January 26. THE MUSIC WAS WONDERFUL. You should know this.
May your happiness increase!