June 21, 2008

July Gigs

A few gigs to check out during July:

  • July 3rd at the Waterfront Blues Festival opening for Isaac Hayes
  • July 12th at Jimmy Mak’s with Louis Pain’s James Brown tribute band
  • July 18th – E4 returns to Jimmy Mak’s in a double bill with David Friesen

March 7, 2008

Pictures from E4 at Jimmy Mak’s

Thanks to Pam Jones for e-mailing these to me:
John Nastos E4
John Nastos E4

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March 4, 2008

E4 at Jimmy Mak’s

Last night was E4’s first show since the summer. We played at Jimmy Mak’s, subbing for Balmer while he’s on tour. We had a good sized crowd that actually stuck around through the second set.

We were lucky to have a number of friends stop by at sit in, including Ben Darwish, Shelly Rudolph, and Russ Kleiner. Also nice to see other new and old friends like journalist Tom D’Antoni, bassist Eric Gruber (who has played often in my acoustic band), and jazz super-fan and community activist Pam Jones.

Instead of the usual E4 setup, we tried it with Clay playing mostly acoustic piano, Damian on his new fretless, and me splitting my time between alto and tenor. I liked the new sound – I think there was a bit more flexibility than our usual style.

I’m hoping to get some pictures from the event soon, but for now, here’s a clip from my composition “Weasel Socks”: