We’re starting to think hot summer days and cool jazz!
This means, of course, we’re thinking:
Jazz in the Meadow ~ 2009 !
Pull out your calendars, mark the day, and check back for info about the musicians, the food, the fun, and the friends/family.
Welcome to Jazz in the Meadow 2009!
We are looking forward to an exciting and relaxing afternoon/evening at this year’s Jazz in the Meadow. The Bartletts and Benny Benedum have invited their dearest friends and collegial acquaintances to an enjoyable interlude in the Laurel Mountains – an opportunity to “kick back” and enjoy the vibes of great jazz and friends.
We are delighted to welcome to the stage at 1:00 p.m. Salsamba – one of the most exciting groups of jazz musicians in the area. They are not new to Pittsburgh but this is their first appearance at our venue. The group is led by Eric Susoeff – a California raised man who equally loves music and surfing and who now calls Pittsburgh home. His presence on stage leads one to think of him as “laid back” but in reality he is a dedicated musician who cares deeply about all aspects of his music. With those characteristics in mind, Eric has surrounded himself with musicians of like talents and dedication. They are George Jones (co-leader),congas, Eric DeFade, sax and flute, Paul Thompson, bass, and Tom Wendt, drums.
Their scintillating rhythms elicit sights and sounds of Latin and South American music that has entranced music lovers for many years. This group has combined those exotic rhythms with the subtle interpolations of the “straight ahead” jazz that Pittsburgh jazz lovers are familiar with.
Salsamba has a number of CDs and these will be available for sale and I am sure the musicians would be happy to autograph and personalize them for you.
Website: www.salsamba.com and www.myspace.com/salsamba
The second portion of our program begins at 4:30 p.m. with the beautiful piano stylings of the Frank Cunimondo Trio. There is little that can be said about Frank that has not been written or said before. He is arguably one of the best pianists from Pittsburgh. He has influenced more regional young pianists than perhaps anyone on our musical scene. His style and flawless interpretations of jazz standards remain the bench mark by which other local pianist are measured.
The Trio has been together for many years. Their integration of harmonies and rhythms blend so well that the outcome flows smoothly and euphoniously over the audience like a comforting musical blanket.
We welcome the Frank Cunimondo Trio back for their third appearance at Jazz in the Meadow. The members of the Trio are Frank Cunimondo, piano, Pat Crossley, bass, and Tom Wendt, drums. CDs will be available for sale and autographing.
Brooks & Helen Bartlett
13 thoughts to “Save The Date – Jazz In The Meadow – 2009 !”
On the calendar–approaching retirement years–we may make it , thanks for inviting and thinking of us again! Bill and Mary Jane
Can it already be two years later? So wonderful to hear from you regarding the return of “Jazz in the Meadow.” Really, really hoping that we ca make it this year.
Consider the date pencilled-in on our calendar. Definitely looking forward to it.
Hope to run into you again sometime soon, too. Thanks for keeping us in mind!
Keep on swingin’ — David.
Hi Brooks and Helen!
We are looking forward to Jazz in the Meadow! It’s on our calendar. Hope all is well with you and the family.
Mike and Candy
You can count on the Baldwins (the WV Hillbillies) being there.
Thank you for the invitation and heads up.
Rich and Pat Baldwin
Dear Brooks and Helen,
We have saved the date, can’t wait, SOUNDS GREAT!
Yours in Jazz and with Love,
Franklin and Bonnie
Dear Brooks and Helen,
Great news; we will be there to enjoy the music and your wonderful hospitality.
– Sue & Jim
As I sit at my Computer and look down over the Meadow, I think of the temperature this morning, 5 above and it’s now up to 10 degrees. I will be there with Bells On, unless we still have snow on the ground…It’s been a long Winter.
My Dear Seatmates, Helen & Brooks,
Thank you for the invitation to what will be the MOST UNFORGETTABLE EVENT OF 2009.
Please accept my regrets. I had pre-scheduled a vacation for the month of July. However, please keep me posted, and should plans change, I want to be with you. I always do contingency planning.
Again, thanks for including me.
The date is saved and starred! Count us as there.
From Martha: I have to add that I love the links to DUQ, Pittsburgh Jazz Society, Mellon Jazz, etc. I did notice that your website is more up-to-date than either of the sites for the Pittsburgh Jazz Society or the African American Jazz Preservation Society of Pittsburgh. So I’m thinking that your webmasters are definitely on the ball, or on the cutting edge to be more accurate. Kudos to all.
I don’t know about these Jazz In The Meadow things. I keep losing my lawn chairs. Maybe I’ll come and look for the last pair.
Juanita is promising to bring something really scrumptious to add to the menu. Is that okay?
Dear Helen and Brooks: Thanks for the invitation. We have put it on the calendar and hope to be there. As we are “Jazz in the Meadow” newbies, please let us know the details, i.e., what to bring, where to stay etc. Thanks again.
Thanks for inviting us. We would love to come. Please let us know the dos and don’ts, since we are new at this. Renie & Ted
WHOOPPEE!!!! LOTS MORE FUN COMING ON JULY 18TH . I CAN HARDLY WAIT TO SEE YOU ALL AND ENJOY THE BEAUTIFUL MEADOW. IT IS A TREAT FOR THE EYES AND THE MUSIC IS A TREAT FOR THE EARS AND THE FOOD IS A FABULOUS TREAT TO BEHOLD, BUT OUR “FRIEND’S, OLD AND NEW, ARE THE BEST “TREAT OF ALL”..
WHAT A WONDERFUL DAY TO LOOK FORWARD TOO.SEE YOU SOON
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