Sailing Season Begins

Robi Botos jams with Heavyweights!

The kids percussion ensemble was terrific!

Monday I emceed a benefit for Regent Park School of Music. Some student ensembles performed, as well as a short, killer set from Robi Botos and Matt Dusk.

Robi Botos jams with Heavyweights!

Robi Botos jams with Heavyweights!

Regent Park Gala gals!

Regent Park Gala gals!

Heavyweights Brass Band worked the not-so-silent auction and I drank too much wine.

Z arrived recently from Turkey and loves sailing!

Z arrived recently from Turkey and loves sailing!

The first sail of the season was with Z, a new gal in town. It was super warm sailing through the islands. I went back Sunday with Captain Paul, Sahra, Andrea, Melissa and Julie. 481642_10151446526205849_1271818850_nWhat a day! Monday back for one more sail with Melissa…super mellow. 13232_630586746968680_1724554772_nOn Monday I got a lot of writing done and stuck to water. Sailing is never the same twice!263281_630585240302164_561043901_n

Also this week some live jamming with Don Francks. We’ll be working on a show with Tony Quarrington. More soon!

I hung with my pal King Arthur twice this week. Drinks one night and dinner at Sorrel the other. Errol Fisher was performing while I ate perfect food…whenever Errol sings at Sorrel (on Yorkville) you should make reservations. It’s not cheap but it’s a total blast!IMG_8802 Also, when it comes to live music this past week, I was blown away twice by Bobby Carcasses who was in from Havana Cuba.

I get a bit excited in the company of such a legendary showman!

I get a bit excited in the company of such a legendary showman!

I’ve met Bobby and seen him perform for years. When I go to Cuba – he is the founder of the Havana Jazz Festival – watching him perform is always a highlight of my trip!

Hilario Duran on piano!

Hilario Duran on piano!

He is first and foremost a singer but he plays flugelhorn, percussion, piano, is an actor dancer and painter. K13_5559_Bobby_100_1000_grayHe sold six paintings after his show at JAZZ.FM91 when I hosted a Live To Air from 91.1’s Long & McQuade Performance Hall. The gig the night before at Lula was jus as memborable.

SPECIAL THANKS TO MY PAL JANET JARDINE
FOR THE GREAT PHOTOS OF THE BOBBY CARCASSES LTA!

Jane Bunnett, her husband Larry Kramer and Bobby have been friends for ages!

Jane Bunnett, her husband Larry Kramer and Bobby have been friends for ages!

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