A Note from Dan Barrett:
I’ll be leading a quartet — the Delta Four — Friday nights at The Ritz Restaurant in Newport Beach for their Friday night New Orleans-themed “Pardi Gras.” The band includes Chloe Feoranzo on clarinet and tenor sax; Brad Roth, banjo and guitar; and John Dominguez on bass. I’ll be playing both trombone and my rusty (oops…I mean TRUSTY) cornet. Clarinetist Tim Laughlin–from New Orleans–will be with us in August. I’m sure you remember Tim from the Sweet and Hot Festival where he led a great band with Connie Jones on cornet.
Join us at The Ritz from 7:00-10:00pm every Friday through and including August 24th. I know there is still an audience out there for this kind of jazz. I’m sure there are many people in Orange County looking for a nice place to go to hear some jazz, especially since the end of the Sweet and Hot Festival. I’m still trying to deal with that! Mixed emotions, I guess. So sad it had to end, but so many great memories.
The Ritz Restaurant is located at 880 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, CA 92660. Reservations: 949-720-1800.
(P.S. from JAZZ LIVES: I learned about this from Karen Beatton’s DixieJazz E-List: email her at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn all that will soon become news.)
May your happiness increase.