in April of 2014, i subbed at Takara Sushi & Asian Bistro in Cedar Park. the next month they asked me to sub again, and then again in June…by the end of July, i was asked to be the regular Saturday horn player. the regular Friday horn player is typically Eundo Park, trumpet and vocals.
due to the consistency of the band and number of gigs i’ve logged with them, well over a 200 by now, i’ve had the opportunity to grow and develop my personal style and deepen my musicianship over the years.
the Saturday band (“J’aibeaux”) is Dr. Jack Griffin (aka ‘Bobo’) on piano, Jeanette Sutherland on drums, Chris Jones on bass, and myself on tenor saxophone. we have several vocalists who sing with us: Danielle Reich, Lisa Clark, Candy DeClue, Alison Wedding, Cicely Jones, Dan McMurrough, and more.
UPDATE: in mid-May of 2019, BoBo and Jeannette handed over the reins of the band to my buddy Art Carvajal, guitarist and bassist. he re-named the group ‘Bon Anneé.’ since then the band has continued to perform it’s regular days and times, but without Bobo and Jeannette. they still come around to listen every so often. we have more variety of musicians joining us, but the level of music is still top notch.
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