Tag Archives: vocals

Los Buhos – August 19, 2016

Los Buhos  -  Phinney Farmers Market  -  August 19, 2016 This trio (translation = “the owls”) seemed to be a scheduled entertainment at the farmers market, so I put them a notch above the buskers.  Smason was the group leader, … Continue reading

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Busking Seattle – August 18, 2016

Busking Seattle  - Pike Place Market  -  August 18, 2016 My buddy Joshua, when told that I would be sketching, had given me a minimalist keep-kids-busy-at-the-restaurant-size crayon box (4 colors), which I vowed to put to use.  VanDam, a real … Continue reading

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Fly Moon Royalty – August 18, 2016

Fly Moon Royalty  -  Seattle City Hall Plaza  -  August 18, 2016 This group – half of the day’s configuration was vocalists – had an extremely full sound and quite the soulful groove.  And it was blazing hot out there! … Continue reading

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Allan Harris – August 14, 2015

Allan Harris  -  Marcus Garvey Park  -  August 14, 2015 Harris is another up-and-coming (on my radar screen, at least) male heartthrob jazz vocalist.  He had all the deep resonant chops and a nice variety of repertoire, including some originals, … Continue reading

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Roots of American Music – August 8, 2015

Roots of American Music  -  Lincoln Center Out of Doors  -  August 8, 2015 Yikes!  So much!  The afternoon piece of this series takes place on Hearst Plaza where, in contrast to the big dog Damrosch Bandshell, the chairs are … Continue reading

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Richard Zazzi – July 3, 2015

Richard Zazzi  -  Punalu‘u Bake Shop  -  July 3, 2015 We stopped into to the Punalu‘u Bake Shop for a bite to eat, and were pleasantly surprised to have live music, so out came the sketch materials for a quickie.

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José James – June 12, 2015

José James  -  Prospect Park  -  June 12, 2015 Our attendance at this concert was partly nudged along by Jake.  He knows he has to be careful about what he touts to me, and exercises appropriate restraint (especially if I … Continue reading

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Ku-umba Frank Lacy / 10³²K – February 26, 2015

Ku-umba Frank Lacy / 10³²K    -   Rubenstein Atrium  -  February 26, 2015 Much as I resist quoting from official promo materials, this concert was so far out on the unique scale that I’ll relinquish.  First, the name of the trio, … Continue reading

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BackCountry Jazz – February 21, 2015

BackCountry Jazz  -  Cole Auditorium  -  February 21, 2015 Once again Bennie Wallace has put together a sterling presentation, this year focusing on the music of Duke Ellington.

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Second Saturday Band/State of Being – September 1, 2012

Second Saturday Band/State of Being  -  Brewster  -  September 1, 2012 The occasion was the first Village of Brewster Film and Food Festival, taking place in my home town!  While the food was happening (outdoors), the Second Saturday Band let … Continue reading

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