Sunday, May 31, 2009

Healdsburg Jazz Festival

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.

Jesse Chuy Varela introducing the first act of the afternoon.

Me, Jesse, and Sarah.

1 comment:

Butler and Bagman said...

Sounds like a great weekend. And a great picture of the three of you.