The East-West Tour!
Hello friends,I'm going on tour this week, and you can come along. It's being billed as The Karla Harris East-West Tour, and will take place this Thursday and Friday, 11/18-19.Featured on this tour is Karla Harris, the songbird from Kansas City. Backing her up will be myself on piano, Dave Captein on bass and Todd Strait on drums.We will begin our tour this Thursday night at Wilf's Restaurant by the train station in downtown Portland, at 800 NW 6th Ave. The curtain raises at 7:30 PM. Call 503-223-0070 for reservations.Then we hop in the bus, cross the Willamette River and head south to Milwaukie for the next night's show at Arrivederci's Wine Bar at 17023 SE McLoughlin Blvd. The date is Friday, 11/19, and the time is 8:00-11:00. For reservations call 503-659-1143.Hope to see you on the road!Here are some other dates to be aware of:Saturday, 11/20, I'll be playing vibes with Graham Covington (piano), Dennis Caiazza (bass) and Ron Steen (drums) at Arrivederci's at 7:30 PM.Wednesday, 11/24, I'm back at Arrivederci's playing solo piano from 7-10 PM.Then, don't forget: Saturday, Dec. 4, Tall Jazz presents the 22nd Annual Winter Jazz Concert at Jimmy Mak's Restaurant at 221 NW 10th, Portland. Tickets are $10 at the door, and we start at 8:00. Call 503-295-6542 for reservations.We will feature a great line-up: Marilyn Keller, vocals; George Mitchell, piano; Lee Wuthenow, tenor sax; Bryant Allard, trumpet; and Tall Jazz: me on vibes, Dan Presley on bass, and Dave Averre on drums. The Winter Jazz series began in 1989, and has been a popular tradition for many every since. The band presents traditional holiday tunes, as well as some rare chestnuts, performed in hip and swingin' arrangements.I hope to see you out there!Mike Horsfall