Welcome to 2023
Saturday, February 25, 2023 1:00 PM
2023 arrived with over 1 in of RAIN! Yes, we had a LOT OF RAIN in one day for Arizona, which was welcomed as we are in the middle of a multi-year draught! That was more than the amount generally received for the WHOLE month.
On the 7th of January we treated ourselves to a concert at the MIM (Musical Instrument Museum). As usual, it was a delightful evening.
The 40th Anniversary Tour of theSpecial EFX Allstars Featuring Chieli Minucci on guitar, Elliott Yamin on vocals, Jeff Kashiwa on sax, Lao Tizer on keyboards, Gary Novak on drums and Anthony Crawford on Bass.
We had last seen Chieli Minucci in person at an old theater on the U of Florida campus in Gainesville in 2008. And a month later we saw Jeff Kashiwa at another venue in Gainesville sponsored by the local Smooth Jazz radio station. We have seen Jeff numerous times since then since he is from Seattle and often plays at Jazz Alley in Seattle either on his own with his students from Shoreline Community College or with the Rippingtons. In fact, we has seen Jeff so many times at Jazz Alley that when he walked onto stage I commented that I should be having my coffee and desert when he started playing!