Saturday, October 1, 2011

New AU Jazz Instructor at Piccolo Tonight (10/1), Jazz Jam Tomorrow, Museum, More

Here are some upcoming events I know about without having to do any web searching or make any phone calls or emails. No embedded audio or video and very little editing even. It's hard for a narcissistic perfectionist like myself, to do it this way, but I'm a bit stretched at the moment.

Tonight (Saturday, 10/1) at Piccolo in Auburn, Mike Pendowski will be playing jazz from 8-11. He's the new Auburn jazz/sax instructor, and as far as I know, this is his first public performance locally. I tried to find some video online or something a while back, but was unsuccessful. If you know of anything, comment.

Tomorrow (Sunday, 10/2) starting at 8 PM will be the second jazz jam at Balcony Bar in Auburn. I'll be there with guitarist Patrick Bruce, drummer David Zuwiyya and bassist Jason Deblanc. It was great fun a couple weeks ago. All jazz musicians at any level are welcome to play. I'll have a keyboard there.

Monday, I'm at Hamilton's on Magnolia (Auburn) again with guitarist Patrick Bruce. Half-price martinis, no-cover jazz and good food. We play from 6:30 to 9 PM.

Next Thursday (10/6), CSU student and, more importantly, international performer and award-winning pianist Alina Sarkisyan will be playing a free recital at the museum, 12-1 PM. She's a student of Alexander Kobrin as is Tzu-yi Chen who performed last Thursday and really blew us all away. Check the lunch music schedule tab above for more on upcoming performances at the museum. Alina's info will be up there soon.

Then that Thursday night (10/6), Jane Drake will be back at Piccolo as she is every Thursday night from 8-11. As far as I know, this is the only place you'll hear about this gig unless you like her group on Facebook (search for Jane Drake Trio) or you ask around at the AU Hotel and Conference Center. They might know. I say this because I think it's a little weird. She's worth hearing and she's worth promoting.

There's a ton of really great stuff going on in October on the AU music event calendar. Not including a link here, but you should be able to find it without too much trouble. If not, check out some of my most recent event posts, and you'll see a link.

I'll try to be a little more thorough in future posts. I'll feel freer to do so once I get a newsletter out for the Auburn Knights alum.


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