Last week we ventured south to the city of Lompoc to play the first concert in a summer series of jazz concerts produced by the public library. I had no idea what to expect, and was very pleasantly surprised by the attentive crowd that turned out for our concert, despite the cool weather and overlapping time with another music festival down the street. Interest had obviously been piqued by the well received jazz lectures given by Fred Friedman at the library earlier in the year.
Most of our performances tend to be of a more background music nature, and it was a lot of fun to get a chance to interact with the crowd, speak a little bit about the music, and see people actively listening and singing along. Many, many thanks to my dear friend, Clint Baker, who was able to interject plenty of amusing historical anecdotes into our performance.
To our new found friends in LomPOKE, thanks so much for the warm and enthusiastic welcome!!!