Kemah Jazz 2003

As I may have told some of you already, I’m performing in the Kemah Boardwalk Jazz Festival again this year. This year I’m performing with a different (and honestly much better) group than I did in previous years. So on Sunday from 2:10–3:00 I’ll be on the Kemah stage, jazzin’ it up. An interesting note about this performance is that I’m going to be making my public debut on flute. So if you can make it down come and say hi to me before or after the gig and we’ll chat.

If you’re interested in seeing some of the other performances as well this weekend probably the closest thing to a good schedule online is at JazzHouston. I have some pictures from last night’s performance forthcoming. All of the music was fantastic, and I really mean that. One of the non-music highlights of the night for me (besides the beautiful sky and good pizza) was Dennis Dotson saying my name from the stage as part of troubleshooting some amplicification problems. It’s the little things. 🙂

If you need any more information, feel free to contact me. Don’t be shy, no one else is: several days ago I got a call on my cell phone from a number I didn’t recognize. I said hello and an unfamilar voice asked me if I had this year’s schedule for the festival. Apparently from a search engine she came across last year’s schedule and assumed I was the authority to contact, on my phone nonetheless, for this year’s. I directed her to a website or two that would have more current information than mine. It was certainly an interesting experience, but now I’m faced with problems of transparency. I want it to be as easy as possible for my readers to get in contact with me, except when I don’t. We’ll see how this works out. Of course it never would have been a problem in the first place if the festival had a decent website or the schedule available in a non-graphic form. What if a blind person wants to go and can only get to the schedule through the web? I guess they’re out of luck. The festival organizers are very open to suggestions though, and I’m sure if this issue is brought to their attention they’ll address it, it just probably hasn’t occurred to them.

7 replies on “Kemah Jazz 2003”

Matthew, good weblog. I wish you good luck Sunday at Kemah. I’m in Clear Lake, but I won’t be able to get over there. You sound smart and talented. Keep it up. 🙂

Kathy, the Pasta Co. went out of business, so playing there now wouldn’t be nearly as much fun. No steady gigs like that for now, but I’ll keep you informed.

Mike, Mark, thank you. 🙂

Enjoyed the set you played. I was glad that I remembered it was this Sunday. You folks have a good sound. Steve Fulton was pretty good, but I enjoyed the parts where the whole band was whooping it up. My fave, speaking of, was that “Easy Does it” piece.

Mr. Freshpants lasted longer than I thought he would, but his three-year-old attention span required that I listen to the last half of your set by the playscape behind the stage.

Let me know where else you’ll be playing.

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