April 5, 2008

Pictures and Recordings from Tony Starlight’s with Shelly Rudolph

Tony Starlight's

Last night, I played a fun gig at Tony Starlight’s with Shelly Rudolph’s band.  The band played great and was a good combination of people – Dave Captein, Russ Kleiner, and Clay Giberson.

Here are a couple of tracks from the performance:


Videos from the evening coming soon…

John NastosShelly Rudolph

March 11, 2008

Recording from Wilf’s

Here’s a recording of the first tune of the night from my trio gig at Wilf’s.  The tune is “Beautiful Love,” featuring Ben Darwish and Dave Speranza.


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”:


March 2, 2008

First time playing at Zaytoon

DSC at ZaytoonPlayed last night with Drew Shoals at Zaytoon on Alberta. Apparently the Alberta neighborhood tends to slow down a lot the week after their “Last Thursday” event, so the crowd was a bit on the thin side, but still a fun gig. I was playing a lot of tenor and Damian was playing his beautiful new fretless, so there was a lot of experimentation with new sounds.This morning, Drew, Damian, and I got together after our short break and rehearsed with Clay for the upcoming E4 show. The Sunday morning rehearsal was made much more enjoyable by the fact the Damian and Cortney were having a waffle party afterwards. Good food, indeed.DSC at Zaytoon(thanks to Cortney for taking the pictures)Here’s a recording from the show – Drew’s new composition “Equal to or Greater Than”[display_podcast]

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