30th Birthday Party for Jesse Adler – Horton Grand Hotel

A Super Fun Gig! Playing for the birthday party of Jesse Adler at Horton Grand Hotel. Playing with some of my favorite musicians!

Left to Right: Jim Weiss (saxes), Whitney Shay (vocals), Harley Magsino (upright/electric bass), Jon Walters (guitars), Ed Kornhauser (piano, organ), Myself (drums) and Jason Hanna (trumpet, vocals).

Jason, Whitney and Ed.

Myself and Jon focused on playing some Jazz…

Yours truly on the drums.

Juliet & Milo’s Wedding Reception

Third Coast Jazz recently performed 2 cocktail hour sets for Juliet and Milo’s Wedding Reception at The Marine Room in La Jolla, CA.

This was an uber fun gig, and we played primarily jazz standards from the great American songbook. All in all, this was a very classy event and The Marine Room is such an iconic venue to have a wedding reception. Congratulations to the bride and groom!

Once again we had the amazing and talented Whitney Shay on vocals (nominated for another San Diego Music Award for best Blues Artist), and Ed Kornhauser (also nominated for another San Diego Music Award for Best Jazz Artist).

I have three San Diego Music Award wins in the Big Band category with Big Time Operator in the 1990s, and this group comprises of a talented bunch of musicians, with fearless bandleader Jon Walters on guitars, and Tim Nunninck on saxophones.

Pure fun and good times!!!

Vendor Appreciation Day

I recently attended a vendor appreciation day event at Merrill Gardens. It felt good to be honored as one of the musicians who perform hear in rotation. And there was some good food and wine, as well as received a goodie bag!