Sunday, June 07, 2009

Friends + Music = FUN!

Friends + Music = FUN!
If you aren’t having fun...what’s the point?

Lately, I’ve been really enjoying myself. (Hey, what is retirement for?) Here is what I’ve been up to:

June 1st, I went with friends to see the Tony Award winning musical, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. This musical comedy follows six young people in the throes of puberty who learn that winning isn’t everything and losing doesn’t make you a loser. They selected 4 audience members to be part of the show and it was “riotously funny and remarkably ingenious”! Go see it if it comes to your area! Great laughs.

Me and Terry @ Yoshi's

Nancy Wilson
June 4th, I traveled to Danville to see my girlfriend & her husband. We went to the famous Yoshi’s in Oakland for dinner and jazz performance. The legendary Nancy Wilson was singing. “She (born February 20, 1937) is an American singer with seventy-plus albums, and three Grammy Awards so far in her career. She's been labeled a singer of blues, jazz, cabaret and pop; a "consummate actress"; and "the complete entertainer." The title she prefers, however, is song stylist.” Believe me, she was incredible and still full of vim and vigor! The night was magical, starting with the wonderful Japanese dinner we enjoy before the show.
Bob, Cricket & Terry
June 5th, had a wonderful day with T & B. This included, breakfast at their favorite spot, shopping later with T, and then a delicious dinner prepared by them.
Mary C. and daughter, Kari
June 6th, returned home to attend a friend’s retirement party! She was totally surprise and it was a great time.

Kathy B., Patty M., & Bill B.
(sorry washed out photo)
Ryan, Parker and Courtney H.
June 7th, went to the Sculpture Park at the New City Hall for the Taste of Redding. Actually, I chose now to do the wine and food thing. I only when for the music! There were three different stages, so I was not able to hear all the groups. However, I did enjoy the Latin rhythm group Majical. Next, was a (new to me) jazz group called Club J. Both were great bands and a good way to spend the afternoon, outside in wonderful weather listening to excellent music.


Club J
Well, the day was not over. That evening, was the monthly jazz performance at Old City Hall. The group performing are friends of mine, so even more enjoyable. They divided there music into 3 parts. 1) classic jazz standards, 2) Brazilian guitar music and 3) jazz fusion--which got really wild!
Indigo Brew

Tyler M. & Marc S.
Patty S.
Jake S. ( their son)
Al Mires
Nadia R.

Here’s hoping you are sharing music with friends!

thought of the day: “Music and rhythm find their way into the secret places of the soul”. Plato

1 comment:

katmo said...

Wow Claudia - love your life!