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Monday, January 5, 2009

Neighborhood Update

Thanks everyone for packing the house at the December 21st show over at South Park Bar & Grill! We had a great time and got to play a ton of really challenging music we don't often get the opportunity to perform. The rhythm section was also in top form with Jeff, Rob, and Dylan. We would like to thank John (the owner of the club) for continuing to feature jazz every week (and by feature, I mean that we don't have to play in a cramped corner at 1/4 volume all night). We really appreciate everybody that came out to listen - at one point I think it was even standing room only!

Michael Klayman, my new favorite local photographer, took some great shots of the gig. You can see more on his blog at Here are a few of the highlights:

rob thorsen

dylan savage

jeff miles

I have some bad news - our usual trio bassist, Jeff Denson, recently injured his back in an unpleasant trip down a flight of stairs. He suffered compressed vertebrae and was very lucky he did not do irreversible damage to his back! The doctors say that with good luck, he should be able to heal without surgery. Please keep him in your thoughts (and prayers, if that is your bag) in the next few weeks and wish him a quick recovery. Or even better, you can send him a note on MySpace, or buy a copy his excellent new CD with Lee Konitz. The affable and competent Mr. Danny Weller has graciously offered to fill in for Jeff at South Park Bar & Grill on January 25th.

In other San Diego jazz news, the Hoenig/Pilk project will be at the Athenaeum on Thursday, January 29th. The group features Ari Hoenig on drums, Jean-Michel Pilc on piano, and Hans Glawischnig on bass. If you are not familiar, Ari is on of the most creative young drummers around - this is definitely not a show to miss! Type his name into You Tube, and prepare to be baffled.

1 comment:

Peter said...

Cool Ian--sounds like some good stuff is happening.

Best wishes for a speedy recovery for Jeff.

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