Yesterday, I had the privilege of playing with some fine musicians in Dripping Springs at their “Dripping with Taste” wine tasting event. Guitarist Lonnie Atkinson put together a jazz quintet with Terry Hale (from George Strait’s band) on bass, Kevin Hall on drums, and Dr. Mark Kazanoff on saxophone. We jammed on some jazz tunes for a couple of hours in a giant, open-air arena. Lots of fun.
Last night, I joined the Austin Symphony Orchestra big band, under the direction of Anthony Corroa. We played a free concert in Wooldridge Square Park, commemorating its reopening after several months of landscaping and improvements. It was quite pleasant–we played on the gazebo as the sun set. If you missed it, the ASO big band will be doing a couple more shows there, one in October, and another in November. I’m scheduled to play on the Oct. 26 concert. We will play from 6-8 pm. Come check it out. The numerous free concerts that are put on around town are part of what makes Austin a special place.