I have some holiday jazz gigs lined up with my good friends Larry Arone, Charlie Shoemake, Karl Welz, Darrell Voss, Jacob Odell, and Daryl Vandruff, I always enjoy making music with these beautiful musicians. I have been teaching jazz appreciation this semester at Cuesta College, and I have revisited some music (particularly early jazz) that I hadn't heard or thought about in a long time. It was a very refreshing experience for me.
To top it off, the Zongo All Stars will be doing NYE in Avila Beach again this year. I feel like the band just seems to get better and better, and I am proud of my band mates. Paul Irving, our trumpet player/manager, is the driving force behind making it happen. He had a close call in a car wreck this month but is fine, thankfully. We couldn't do it without him and our incredibly dedicated and fun audience and friends. Thanks to all of you!
Dylan Johnson Quartet at Seaventure 6-9 No Cover
12th Karl Welz- Sax Larry Arone- Pno Daryl Vandruff-Drums
26th Karl Welz- Sax Jacob Odell- Gtr Darrell Voss-Drums
Dylan Johnson Trio at Inn at Morro Bay 6-9 No Cover
14th Karl Welz- Sax Daryl Vandruff-Drums
21st Charlie Shoemake-Pno Darrell Voss-Drums
26th Jacob Odell- Gtr Darrell Voss- Drums