Saturday, October 3, 2009

Autumn Jazz Festival, Rehoboth Beach

Jazz fans: one of the biggest parties of the year is coming to Rehoboth Beach, DE, October 15-18. The Autumn Jazz Festival has been ongoing since 1989 and features A-list performers from the jazz, blues and R&B worlds in concert, plus a wide assortment of local bands and individuals in clubs, bars, restaurants, and in the street. It's a musical weekend bar none and an opportunity to sample a variety of music in concert and intimate settings.

I'm happy to tell you my trio, with percussionist Felix Contreras and bassist Tom Anthony, will once again be making the scene at the Festival. I've been playing there almost as long as the festival has been going, joined along the way by the late great bassist Phil Miller, then by another great player, Tom Anthony, then by Felix (who is also the percussionist for the No-No Nonette, my RFD house band).

We'll be at Porcini House (formerly Chez la Mer) on Friday and Saturday nights, 7 to 11 (Oct. 16 and 17); at the Rose Garden dress shop Sat. afternoon 2 to 4; and at the Back Porch Cafe for Sunday brunch, 11 til 2:30. A good idea to make reservations at Porcini House and the Back Porch. Hope to see you there. Lots of great music all over town, and of course the boardwalk, the beach, the ocean. What's not to like? Get there early and pick up a jazz brochure that tells you who's playing what and where. Or just look HERE

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