Conway R.

Location:

San Diego, CA

Member since:

January 27, 2012

Networks

Would you like to see more downtown or North County meetups?

More downtown; North County is a bit of a haul from La Mesa.

What is your least favorite type of Jazz

Smooth jazz; "art" jazz; jazz-rock fusion, "free" jazz or "The New Thing," and in general any kind of jazz that sounds as if its creators think that just because a certain sound has never been heard before, it needs to be heard now.

Do you like attending larger venues with well-known artists or smaller clubs with local talent, or both?

Prefer smaller clubs with well-known artists, but have been known to go smaller clubs with local talent, and larger venues with well-known artists.

Who are your favorite Jazz artists?

Too numerous to list, but: early Miles Davis, John Coltrane (up to "A Love Supreme"), MJQ, Red Garland, Sonny Stitt, Sonny Rollins, Illinois Jacquet, Errol Garner, Chet Baker, Gerry Mulligan, The Four Freshmen...

What is your favorite type of Jazz?

So called "straight ahead" jazz, in which the musicians play the old standards, otherwise referred to as "The Great American Songbook."

Introduction

Increasingly superannuated, retired clinical psychologist, who plays some jazz/blues guitar and used to supplement his income playing and singing both jazz and blues. I am a member of, and volunteer for, KSDS, 88.3 FM.

What Conway R. is saying about this Meetup Group

I've commented on the group elsewhere. For this event, though, members either just weren't there, or I didn't see them.


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