Friends, it turns out playing a gig at the Hollywood Bowl creates a lot of extra noise. Super positive noise from Dianne at the press conference afterwards, alphabetical whirlwind noise from my favorite jazz journalist Robert Bush, visual pixel oriented noise from Alan’s photo (check it out below), and then, weird as it sounds, actual audience noise when really you’d want it to be pin drop quiet. There we were, (and it was the same for all of the other acts as well), playing our hearts out as the huge audience took it in peripherally, as an addition to their socializing food and drink goings on. Wild really—big time concert with music as the sideshow. It’s not as I would of thought it to be.

I had a great time anyway and Anat Cohen’s tenor solo was a real highlight. She’s coming to SD soon and I’m bummed to miss her gig. I’ll be out of town but maybe she’ll come around again.

Dianne Reeves Group live at the Playboy Jazz Festival last weekend. That's Peter Martin on the left, Reginal Veal on bass behind Dianne, Dianne Reeves, Terryon Gulley and me on the far right.
photo by Alan Kraslow

For this week, Roxy Sonic Ferris Wheel Rides tomorrow night morphing into an L.A. hit with Duncan and Hamilton at the Los Angeles County Museum on Friday night. The week ends off with a Peter and Fred duet in La Jolla on Sunday mid – morning. Check below for the details and keep on surfing!

all best, Peter


Thursday June 16, 2011   Peter Sprague
Plays Solo
The Roxy Restaurant
517 S. Coast Highway 101
Encinitas, CA
Peter Sprague — guitar
  7 PM   The earth has spun another revolution around the sun and to follow in the spirit of change, I've changed my guitar strings. Solo sonic explorations at the world famous Roxy in Encinitas!

Friday June 17, 2011   Peter Sprague Trio  

Los Angeles County Museum of Art
5905 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036

Peter Sprague — guitar
Hamilton Price — bass
Duncan Moore — drums
  6 PM   Heading north for some great music at LACMA.

Sunday June 19, 2011   Peter Sprague and
Fred Benedetti

La Jolla Festival of of the Arts

Peter Sprague — guitar
Fred Benedetti — guitar
  10 AM   It'll be fun to play a show with the amazing Fred Benedetti!

June 22 - 24th, 2011   UCSD Jazz Camp  
On the UCSD Campus
Peter Sprague — guitar
a bunch of other great musicians.
  all week   I taught at this camp the last couple of years and had a lot of fun with the students and the other teachers. Check it out and maybe it'll be the right fit for kids and grownups alike...

Saturday June 25, 2011   Bob Magnusson Trio  
Harry's Bar and American Grill
4370 La Jolla Village Dr
San Diego, CA 92122-1250
(858) 373-1252
Bob Magnusson — bass
Peter Sprague — guitar
Tripp Sprague — sax and flute
  6 PM   A cool gig with the one and only Bob Magnusson.


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