August 29 (Wed), Noon-1 pm. Sacramento: Dave Bass/Jeff Sanford Duo
It's always a treat to play at the Noon concert series at Westminster Presbyterian Church. This time around it will just be me and reedman/flautist Jeff Sanford playing mostly standards and a few of my new tunes. Always a treat to play w/ Jeff who knows more tunes than I've forgotten. The concert is Noon-1 and FREE!
Ft. Bragg: Dave Bass Afro-Cuban Quintet September 29 (Sat); two shows: 6 and 8:30
After a sold-out crowd for the Sextet version of this group sponsored by the Sacramento Jazz Co-op in June, I'll be bringing the Quintet up to one of the hippest clubs in California: North Coast Brewing Company's Sequoia Room in Ft. Bragg. The setting, of course, is one of the most beautiful coasts in California. The way to do this is to spend the night in Ft. Bragg enjoying the music, libations, food, and absolutely breath-taking vistas! The group is killin'!! Three outstanding Cuban musicians: Carlos Caro (conga/perc); Mario Soloman (timbales/perc); Ernesto Mazar Kindelan (upright bass). Jeff Sanford (flute/clarinet/saxes) and me (piano) - - the two Ashkenazi Jews -- round things out nicely.
I'm happy to announce plans for my next CD, featuring Ted Nash (flute/clarinet/ saxes) and Karrin Allyson.
The recording of NYC Session's Lost Valentine w/ Karrin Allyson