Seattle Welcomes Summer. It is warm and grey today but it is constantly changing.
The air feels good. These days are so long.
We spent last night at Golden Gardens. We built a bonfire to celebrate my son Raven.
He was born just up the hill from that beach 24 years ago.
Now he is a talented young artist himself making his own music . Listen to him HERE
If you live in Seattle none of this is news to you, but if you live somewhere else, this is the time to come for a visit.
See ya soon
Our hearts are broken. We are weary of all the shooting and bombing around the world.
Two nights ago a tortured young man chose to kill as many happy young people that he could in Orlando.
Last night in Cal Anderson Park the people of Seattle came responded by gathering and singing
about Love. You can watch the very moving video below.
Last nights show at North City Bistro was wonderful for me.
Thank you to Evan Flory-Barnes and Darrius Willrich
for showing up 100% and making music that has never been made before.
And to the audience for bringing their ears and their hearts
and their humor to the concert. Thank you all
“We are not alone. We do not exist alone and we cannot create alone. What this world needs is a humanistic awakening of the desire to raise one’s life condition to a place where our actions are rooted in altruism and compassion. You cannot hide behind a profession or instrument; you have to be human. Focus your energy on becoming the best human you can be. Focus on developing empathy and compassion. Through the process you’ll tap into a wealth of inspiration rooted in the complexity and curiosity of what it means to simply exist on this planet. Music is but a drop in the ocean of life….” –Herbie hancock and Wayne Shorter -Open Letter to Artists
“As an artist, creator and dreamer of this world, we ask you not to be discouraged by what you see but to use your own lives, and by extension your art, as vehicles for the construction of peace….”Wayne Shorter and Herbie Hancock open letter
Enjoying some warm weather this week in Los Angeles.
Absorbing some sunlight to last me through the long grey months ahead in Seattle.
On the 21st of November at 7:30pm Alex Chadsey and I will be performing music from 730 to 930 pmAs representatives of the Seattle City of Music and Port of Seattle Alex Chadsey and I
have been playing music together at Seatac Airport for the last few months.
We also both live in the Artist Lofts at Rainier and Martin Luther King.
These Mt. Baker Artist Lofts share our bottom floor with a preschool,
two Art Galleries and the new coffee house, Compadre Coffee.
Compadre Coffee has quickly become a place for the artists in the building to hang out
and enjoy good coffee, our neighbors, and free wifi.
It also catches a flow of folks coming and going from the Mt Baker Light Rail Station just steps away.
On the 21st of November Alex Chadsey and I will be performing music
from 730 to 930 pm. No cover
Just catch the light rail over, buy some coffee, toss something into the band’s tip jar and enjoy.
I am sitting in the window of ‘Compadre Coffee’ preparing myself to ask my good neighbor
for some help making postcards and a business card.
I need one for each of the following:
Private Event- Cool Jazz
Private Singing Lessons-
What else? What about a card for a community singing class?