Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Ronnie Foster update

Keyboardist extraordinaire (and hoops maniac) Ronnie Foster of the Clint Holmes show is moving his weekend jazz gig (featuring Santa Fe's Jerry, Jamie, and Gabriel, with Blaise Sison on bass) from The Sedona Club to The Artisan Hotel (south side of Sahara, just east of I-15). Music starts at 10 pm this Saturday. I will certainly be there. Join us. Ronnie's piano chops are beyond description -- at once crushing and delicate, and his vocal ability is exquisite. I've been fussin' at him about getting a CD out and a website up. This music business giant deserves much broader visibility.

UPDATE:12:10 am, Easter Sunday

The gig at the Artisan is a smashing SRO success. The spacious lounge is just beautiful and leather sofa sitting-room comfortable, the acoustics are fine. Lenny Lopez says "this is gonna be the new Hang." Clint Holmes (below) came by and sat in. He did an Al Jarreau/Bobby McFerrin-worthy scat singing / vocal percussion "4's" solo with drummer Gabriel Falcon during a pumped-up rendition of "Rio" that brought the house down. It was a love feast. The new "Hang."

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