In case you haven’t heard, I’m putting on a concert at the First Presbyterian Church this Saturday, and I’m super excited about it. I’ve been spending most of my time in the last month or more getting ready for this, and the final preparations are coming together. The band sounds great, tickets are selling fast, and everything’s falling into place.
The details: show starts at 4pm on Saturday April 9. The address of First Pres is 208 Grant Ave, right across the street from the community convention center (used to be Sweeney). We will play 2 sets, finishing roughly at 6pm. Tickets are $12 presale, or $15 at the door. I don’t know if it will sell out, but just in case it does, arrive early to claim seats because they are not assigned seats and the room will not fit more than 250 people sitting. And that’s if we really pack into the pews! If it does fill up, we will offer standing room up to a reasonable point.
The band consists of John Rangel on organ (but not the church organ, he will be using amplified keyboard organs), Joel Fadness on drums, John Maestas on guitar, Kanoa Kaluhiwa on tenor saxophone, and myself on trumpet. We will be performing all original compositions of mine.
I’m also thrilled to have the band joined by the church’s illustrious organist Linda Raney for a tune, upon which she will be playing the Fisk organ that is ensconced in the sanctuary of the church. We played the tune in church on Sunday without the rest of the band, and playing it with the church organ was amazing. So I think once we add in the rest of the group it will be even more breathtaking.
This will also be a CD release concert because I am finally releasing recorded material from about 3 years ago recorded in Shanghai China, both live and in the studio. I’m extremely happy with how the CD has come out so I’ll be proud to finally offer that for sale to the public.
If you’d like to buy tickets, give me a call at 920-5490 or send me a message. I can’t accept credit cards, but cash or checks are fine, and if you want to reserve tickets now and pick them up at will call on the day of the concert, that’s fine too.
I look forward to seeing you then!