September 27, 2009
Born in Seattle at a very young age. Began drumming at 12 with the Wallingford Boys Club Drum and Bugle Corps. Claim to Fame: Jimmy Hendriks and I went to different Hi Schools together.
Jazz is a unique Art form in that those with a basic understanding are able to play live right now with people they have never met,and create great music on the spot! Lots of opportunity to hear it playd locally and some good Jams as well.
The entire Jazz community applauds the efforts of the Oly Jazz Society. The Grand Central Station of Jazz in this area. After the Spar sold and cancelled Jazz nites it seemed the south sound music scene took a big hit. Thru the efforts of Danniall Westbrook, Betsy Perkins and Lorree Gardner, Jazz rebounded and is more alive and active than ever. Thier OlyJazzCentral plays a vital part in coordinating, and announcing whats going on. They were a big part of why our Shelton Jam keept plugging away over the last year and a half. Support OlyJazzCentral by going out to the clubs, letting club owners know you heard about the gig from Oly Jazz and supporting OlyJazzCentral with real U.S. Currency the foldable kind!
Thanks Pete .... Cant make it today but looking forward to meeting & playing on the18th.