Mr. Bojangles at the Santa Monica Pier

Los Angeles, CA September 3, 2009  2:00 PM The best rendition of “Mr. Bojangles” ever performed was by Mr. Sammy Davis Jr. In my opinion, the second best rendition is by a unknown performer at the end of the Santa Monica Pier.    His setup was not the stage of a high class music hall…

Hollywood Bowl Surprise

Hollywood Bowl, CA September 2, 2009  7:25 PM The 2009 Jazz series at the Hollywood Bowl with Chick Corea, Stanley Clarke, Lenny White, John Scofield, Chaka Khan, Jean-Luc Ponty and John Connors. The setting was the Hollywood Bowl.  The weather was absolutely gorgeous.  A full moon hovered over a calm evening with temperatures hovering around…

Paul McCartney

Denver, CO. July 15, 2010  11:00 PM I saw Paul McCartney.  Now I can die happy. What makes a person so powerful that it can turn an arena full of adults into screaming giddy schoolgirls? I grew up with Paul.  He was there when I had my first big city experience.  We had taken a…