Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year

You're looking at a couple of out-of-work musicians on New Year's Eve
(not necessarily a bad thing):

Here I am with Jim (and other unseen friends) having dinner in Washington D.C. prior to enjoying a fantastic performance by John Pizzarelli and his larger band at the Kennedy Center. The show was broadcast by NPR as part on their annual New Year's Eve "Toast of the Nation" event. You can click here to listen to the entire concert (recommended!).

Afterward we went backstage and hung out with the fabulous musicians, including their arranger Don Sebeskey (genius). Jim also made acquaintances with Tony Kadleck. Then it was up to the Kennedy Center foyer to ring in the New Year with more music and champagne toasts.