Saturday, October 12, 2013

Rehoboth Beach Jazz Festival 2013

The Rehoboth Beach Jazz Festival is a unique event. There is the "official" festival, and it's headline concerts (featuring "smooth jazz" artists), and then there is the rest of the town, which embraces live jazz, in all of it's glorious traditions. In restaurants and venues all over town, you will find local and regional artists that you can enjoy, usually with no cover charge. Just walk in any direction  and find something worthwhile. Or use the guide, listing all of the happenings  Something new this year is a 4 night concert jazz series, in direct competition with the "official" festival; Eddie Shernan's "True Blue" series. I will be performing on Friday night with Sherman and the gang, featuring young trumpet phenom, Geoff Gallante (always look forward to performing with Geoff). 
Here are the 6 events in which I will be participating, between Wednesday and Sunday (copied from my web schedule):

 WEDNESDAY 10/16/13: 7-10pm
Bryan Clark with the Mike McShane Trio at Hooked, Rehoboth Beach, DE
Special pre-jazz festival event. One night only.
THURSDAY 10/17/13: 6-9pm
Shore Jazz at Just in Thyme, Rehoboth Beach, DE
Join John, Mike and Joe in a Jazz Festival weekend kickoff
THURSDAY 10/17/13: 10pm-??
Mike McShane at Delaware Distilling Company, Rehoboth Beach, DE
Late Night Jam for jazz Festival opening night. Mike and Joe hold it down.
FRIDAY 10/18/13: 3:30-6:30pm
Spontaneous Invention at Delaware Distilling Company, Rehoboth Beach, DE
Swinging through JazzFest Happy Hour with Dave, Mike and Joe
FRIDAY 10/18/13: 7:30pm (dinner seating beginning at 6pm)
Eddie Sherman Show at Atlantic Sands Hotel, Rehoboth Beach, DE
Featuring Peggy Raley and Geoff Gallante. Ticket info
SATURDAY 10/19/13: 7-10pm
Spontaneous Invention at Hooked Seafood and Martini Bar, Rehoboth Beach DE
Dave Schiff's dynamic trio; perfect for Jazz Festival Saturday.

If you're in town, I will hope to see you!

Friday, October 11, 2013

The Mainstay

I been given the honor of being added to the list of "Legacy" performers at the Mainstay, in Rock Hall, MD, joining Sue Matthews, Karen Somerville, and Dick Durham. This secures me one performance a year of my choosing, in addition to whatever other opportunities come my way. This year I chose to bring Beth McDonald, along with Jeff Davis (our bassist) for a special evening "Remembering George Shearing and Peggy Lee". We are really looking forward to presenting this show. We hope everyone in driving range of Rock Hall MD will reserve (410-639-9133) and come (tickets only $15). And if you can't make it, we have a web stream for the evening: