Sarah and I went with friends Richard and Brenda to the Healdsburg Jazz Festival to take in an afternoon of Brazilian Samba music. It was a very pleasant afternoon—warm and lazy. We packed a sharable picnic lunch.
The emcee was KCSM's Latin Jazz host, Jesse Chuy Varela. It turns out our seats were right behind his, so I got to meet him. It was a thrill for me because I've been listening to—and enjoying—his Latin Jazz program for a long time. I'm particularly fond of Latin Jazz, ever since I first developed a taste for music on my own. The first album I ever bought was titled "Getz/Gilberto" a black album with an abstract modern orange painting on it. It featured the bossa nova sounds of Antonio Carlos Jobim and Joao Gilberto. Great music that is still played today.