Sunday, July 19, 2009

Hot Jazz

I'm one of those people who almost always needs a sweater in the evening, so I treasure these summer nights when I can be sleeveless outside. It's hot during the day, but to me it's worth it to have evenings when I don't shiver.

Here's a good way to spend a couple of hours on warm a Sunday evening: the Playhouse District's 6th Annual Free Jazz Summer Concert Series, Sunday nights, 5-7 pm in the courtyard at Vroman's.

I took this photo last Sunday, July 12th. Nick Mancini's Quartet was scheduled, but this was definitely a trio. So if you're particular about which group you're going to see I recommend you give a call first (there's a number listed at the link). Otherwise, just go. The music's going to be good, and you'll get to sit outside without a sweater.

14 comments:

Cafe Pasadena said...

Good idea to go upstairs. How's it sound from above?

PS: P, great little pic!

Laurie said...

I just adore this picture. Love it, love it, love it.

Shell Sherree said...

Sounds like we have the same circulation, Petrea {or perhaps a lack thereof}. Very atmospheric and clever pic!

Petrea said...

Thanks you guys. I wasn't sure if it worked or not. Cafe, the sound was muted up there--Vroman's is sealed up nice and tight.

Eamon said...

I thought this was taken from your study window for a minute :-)

Vanda said...

What are those round things on the table? Ribbons or boxes?

wv: glowties

Lynn said...

Where were you exactly to take such an inspired viewpoint? Did you break into the Ticket Office or what? ;) great shot.

Petrea said...

Eamon, a jazz band in my back yard. Hmm. Nice, but would I ever get any work done?

Vanda, since I didn't look closely when I was there I had to blow up the original to check. On closer inspection, they look like boxes to me.

I'm much too timid to do such a thing, Lynn. Vroman's is a two-story (!) book store. I remembered there was a window looking over the courtyard, so I went up there to see if I could get a shot.

Ms M said...

Sounds great.
And love the way you framed this photo! Have you shared it with the band?

altadenahiker said...

Oh yeah, that shot worked.

Petrea said...

Ms. M, I'm not even sure who the band is. They're not who the website says they're supposed to be. They sounded pretty good, though.

Thanks, Hiker.

Jean Spitzer said...

I love this photo. And thanks for the tip.

SP said...

Nice! In Italy that's impossible to see these things unfortunately.

Petrea said...

I'm sorry to hear that!