I had a blast in NYC this weekend playing at the fashion show/talent showcase. Diana from Suede marketing truly knows how to take care of her clients, and everyone was very welcoming. I played two sets, broken up by comedian “Shorty” who proceeded to make fun of everyone in the audience, including me, the “white chocolate from Utah with 5 wives, recruiting for his 6th wife”. He was hilarious.
The event was held at the Mt Vernon AAC (African American Club) and I was so happy to have the opportunity to play for such an enthusiastic crowd that was so into jazz music. Typically at events I get a lot of requests for music that is not jazz, but here they asked me to play Coltrane, couldn’t ask for a better place to play.
The clothing designer had some really stunning pieces, she weaves them all herself.
I was especially happy to be able to meet so many of the members at the club, and learned about a lot of other places in town that I could potentially perform at.
Diana coordinated everything and made it an amazing evening. I’d go back and play there again in a heartbeat, and hope for another opportunity.