Saturday, September 08, 2007

Wow...this is post 1001...not to confuse you but perhaps I am such a "poster" (not to be confused with a poser...but definitely proud of being a hoser!) because in ancient times (okay... a long time ago anyways..) my family; The Posgate's were the guardians of the postern gate in the village. (Actually, back then there was a T in the middle of the name and it was some people still spell it erroneously)

That was a longwinded intro..all just to say I had a great time at the Guelph Jazz Festival yesterday. The highlight for sure was the keynote speech from Anthony Braxton. He was so entertaining, insightful, inspired, eccentric...then hearing many of my friends playing with him later was a great end to the evening.

I am looking forward to heading back tonight to hear the Charlie Haden Liberation Orchestra tonight. I heard Charlie do an onstage interview and that too was entertaining and inspirational.

I heard Marianne Trudel's quintet too which was quite a tight and talented band with Marianne's usual high calibre NY style jazz compositions.

I have lots more details to share but I need a quick nap before I head to my gig and then off to Guelph (all day at a kids soccer tournament in the sun will zap the energy out of ya!)

btw, I was even thinking I might give a detailed rap-up of my time in Guelph as a promises.


Friday, September 07, 2007

Hi there...yes, I am my blog. (sorry...details later) I am really excited but also really tired and I am getting up to leave at 7am tommorrow to go hear Anthony Braxton speak and then spend the rest of the day as well at the Guelph Jazz Festival.

There is a lot of great stuff going on tommorrow and the rest of the weekend so make sure you check out their website here.

When I get back, I will let you know about all my Guelph adventures. Stay tuned, hope to see you there!....always a good time in Guelph!!

p.s. I will be heading back in on Saturday to hear the Charlie Haden Liberation Orchestra too.

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