Adventures in the world of Traditional Jazz and Ragtime.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Arbors Records Invitational Jazz Party

This weekend will be a blast in Clearwater Beach, FL. Mat Domber knows how to throw a party! Here's the listing from the Coming Events section of the December/January issue of The American Rag:

JAN 15-17, 2010: CLEARWATER BEACH, FL. 2nd Annual Arbors Records Invitational Jazz Party. Headquarters: Sheraton Sand Key Resort. Guest Artists: Pianists: Dick Hyman, Bernd Lhotzky, Louis Mazetier, Rossano Sportiello, Jeff Barnhart, Chris Hopkins, Norm Kubrin, Ehud Asherie, Tom McDermott; Warren Vaché, Duke Heitger, John Allred, Bucky Pizzarelli, Nicki Parrott, Jerry Bruno, Ed Metz, Jr., Antti Sarpila, Bob Wilber, Dave Bennett, Aaron Weinstein. Featured Bands: Harry Allen/Joe Cohn Quartet (Allen, Cohn, Joel Forbes, Chuck Riggs), BED (Dan Barrett, Joel Forbes, Rebecca Kilgore, Eddie Erickson), Chris Hopkins & Echoes of Swing (Hopkins, Lhotzky, Colin Dawson, Oliver Mewes). A.E. Tickets: $250. Contact Info: Arbors Records, 2189 Cleveland St. Ste. 225, Clearwater, FL 33765-3234. 800-299-1930 or 727-466-0571 or Fax: 727-466-0432. Email: Website: Lodging: Sheraton Sand Key Resort, 1160 Gulf Blvd., Clearwater Beach, FL 33767-2703. 800-299-1930 or 727-595-1611. Ask for Jazz Party rate $199.

It's probably too late to get the special room rate, but still worth a try. Wish we could be there!

On The Home Front

Everything else took a back seat today -- the quilt top, back, and binding had to be pressed so I could get it loaded onto the quilting machine. I'll have 2 customers' quilts to do next week. It's loaded now, waiting for a decision on the quilting pattern and thread. I can't decide if I want to do an edge-to-edge design, or take the time to do some custom work on the individual blocks. I hate doing queen size quilts . . . there's just so much fabric! I'm only 5'2" with legs so short they barely reach the ground, and the wingspan of a parakeet. But I did it, and here it is on the machine waiting for a decision:

And, just because it's my blog and I can do what I want, a picture of camera-shy Toto just before he made it out the door. What a beautiful boy!


  1. Hello, fluffy puppy.
    My dogs are not camera shy. Mine charge the camera whether or not you are aiming it at them.