Friday, December 5, 2008

This Week In Blues

Tuesday night - I hit the blues jam at the Mojo Lounge. Steve Freund was the host. He was joined by Marc Carino and Robi Bean. I sat in with them during the first set. Later in the evening, Mark Hummel dropped in and played a killer set with the host band.

Wednesday evening - Steve Freund was the featured band at the Redwood City Blues Jam. It was an evening filled with some pretty fine harp playing. During the first set, he was joined by Steve Kaufman. Steve Kaufman used to live in Chicago and played with Jimmy Walker, the legendary piano player. About 24 years ago, he relocated to San Francisco. He's a fine harp player and singer. He can be seen periodically sitting in with people at the Saloon in San Francisco.

I played a set with Scott Miller, Alan Oehler, Eric Hoyer, Norm Decarlo and a bass player named Mike.

Later in the evening, Mark Fenichel joined the house band for a few tunes. He was followed by Mark Hummel, who played a fabulous set with Steve Freund's trio.

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