My new band Sax Drive is playing later this week.
Lauren Barnett, who plays alto sax in Sax Drive, hosts this really cool event on the third Thursday of each month at Tranzac, 292 Brunswick Ave. At 10pm until midnight you can sit in a cozy lounge, listen to great music and draw to your heart’s content – Lauren provides the supplies.
This month Lauren has connected her Drawing Free For All with the groovy jazz sounds of Sax Drive: five saxophones, bass and drums. Joining her are Scott Pearce on alto, Nicole Auger and Micaela Morey on tenor, Tavo Diez De Bonilla on bass, Trevor Yearwood on drums and yours truly on the bari sax.
Sax Drive plays from 10-11-pm and is followed by Tom Richards on piano.
It’s our fourth appearance and we’re premiering a couple new tunes. It’s bound to be a fun time.
I’ll be dedicating the show to the memory of my teacher and friend, Paul Bendzsa, who passed away last Thursday. I know he’d appreciate our music and also the connection with visual art.