If you were one of the great audience at Marmalade At Smokebrush for the First FluteDaddy & Freebird quartet concert July 22, you know what I am talking about. Thank you for coming out to listen and support us. Your engaged listening stimulated us to stretch out and do the creative things we love. And your feedback was great. One of my favorite comments came from a died-in-the-wool jazz enthusiast who told me,” The only reason I came tonight was to support you, because this is really not my kind of jazz. But, I had a really great time and totally enjoyed the music!”
It has been difficult to describe our music to people. To some jazz buffs it is “freestyle jazz” while newer and younger listeners liken us to a “jam band” and still others call it jazz fusion. When I asked some people at the concert how they would describe the music to others, several said, “engaging.” That is what we hope to create – an engaging musical dialogue that the audience is a part of. And I think our tagline describes the product of that dialogue well, “Spontaneous songs from the soul.”
The audience also loved Marmalade and called it a great venue for great listening.
The Fourth Is Now Freebird Sunday
We have some great news – we’ll be back on the 4th Sunday of each month with another concert, Starting on Sunday August 26 at 7:30 PM. We will continue the same musical format of using familiar jazz or pop tunes as canvases for creating original art in the moment. And as some
of you know, we color outside the lines and that is when the music gets really exciting.
Plan to join us August 24 when we will be jammin and bopin, rolling in the deep, pulling some new rabbits out of the hat and evoking the Wonder of Stevie.