Monday, April 24, 2006

WorlView 5.0 concert last Sat and SJ Jazz Society fund raiser

We had a great concert last Saturday night. Truewind Music presenters Bev and Greg opened their house to WorlView 5.0 and 45 music lovers and it was a very special evening of friends, family and jazz. House concerts are a great way for the audience to be involved with the music. It's intimate and the communication that flows between everyone becomes effortless. The musicians feel more creative, and it’s easier to connect with the audience because of the rapport with the crowd. Greg used his sound engineering skills to tweak the sound so it was never overwhelming for anyone and perfectly balanced on stage. The cats Murray Low, Tom Bockhold, Curt Moore and Sebastien Lanson were superb and a joy to play with. It’s been a dream of mine to have a band with such fine musicians. And now every time I step on stage with these cats, I feel like I’m in heaven. What a great evening of fine music. Thanks to everyone who made it. It was wonderful playing for you all. There were some local South Bay performers in the audience. Jennifer Lee and Kat Parra were there checking out the scene. Kat Parra has a new CD that I had the pleasure of playing on and as soon as it comes out, you know I’ll blog the heck outta it. Jennifer Lee has a great CD out called “Jay Walking” and to quote myself last Saturday night, “its scrumptious”….ow! Other friends Kerry McCoy and AltaGracia, Shawn and Terri, Dan and Mia, Tom and Maria, folks from BoAs and many more were there to hang. Thanks to my wife Susan who sold CD’s for Sebastien and I. And a special thanks to Bev for the great dinner. And by the way, Bev and Greg are hosting another house concert very soon. If you watched the last episode of Desperate Housewives, the man who played Bree's father is Ronnie Cox. He's a very well known actor and has appeared in many movies. It turns out he is a folk music performer and he'll be playing there on Thursday, April 27th. Bev and Greg told me that he is a great singer/story teller and that it real treat to see him live. Check him out and if you’ve never been to a house concert, this should convince you to go to more than one.
On another note, the San Jose Jazz Society is having their fund raiser tomorrow night at Santana Row. Please find a way to make this event also. The SJ Jazz Society does so much to bring jazz to our community. They have been a pillar of strength to us all and what better way to say thanks by attending their fund raiser. West Coast jazz saxophone icon Bud Shank will be performing as well as others so check it out!!!! And help keep Jazz in the South Bay alive by supporting the San Jose Jazz Society.

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

WorlView 5.0 this Saturday 4/22 and other great news

Hi Friends,
I wanted to share some great news and remind you that WorlView 5.0 is playing at a house concert in Campbell, produced by TrueWind Music promoters Bev and Greg this coming Saturday. There is limited seating so if you're planning on coming, I would suggest that you call or go online and order your tickets soon.
The doors open at 7:30pm and the concert starts at 8:00pm. It promises to be an evening of great jazz in an intimate setting.
Joining me will be:
Murray Low - piano
Tom Bockhold - bass
Curt Moore - drums
and special guest from Paris, France
Sebastien Lanson - guitar
Now for the other good news. WorlView has been asked to play at the 49th Monterey Jazz Festival this year! As you know, MJF is perhaps one of the most prestigious jazz festivals on the West Coast if not in the world. I can't tell you how excited I am. I have played there 12 times for the last 14 years and this is the first time I'm leading my own band. It's like a dream come true. We'll be performing Saturday night September 16th at 9:45pm on the Garden Stage.
I hope to see you out there sharing the moment with us. And I hope that you come out this Saturday and support us and TrueWind Music in keeping Jazz alive and heard(!) in the South Bay . With many of the local venues closing, Jazz is getting harder and harder to find in our community. We would love to see you there.
Be well and don't forget to come up and say hello!
John L. Worley Jr
John Worley and WorlView 5.0
Saturday April 22, 2006. TrueWind Music House Concert in Campbell.
Doors open 7:30 p.m. Music starts 8:00 p.m. $18 TrueWind Music
For more info or to reserve seats please contact Bev Barnett :e-mail Bev
or call her at (408) 378-6823

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

WorlView 5.0 gig Saturday, April 22nd

Hello Friends,
I want to share some good news with you. As you know, BoAs/Club Elite closed in February. Yet another local venue - Espresso Gardens - has been sold and is reputedly being made into another (!) sushi restaurant. Just when it seems that jazz is on the ropes in the South Bay, TrueWind Music promoters Bev and Greg come thru and start producing non-profit house concerts in Campbell.
On Saturday, April 22nd, TrueWind Music will present an evening of world class latin and straight ahead jazz with WorlView 5.0.
The venue is intimate and will give you a chance hear the cats in a very listener/friendly environment. We also have a very special guest who will play with us on this gig. My good friend, guitarist Sebastien Lanson has come from Paris to join us. Sebastien has been spending his time between Sevilla, Spain and Paris playing with various Jazz and Flamenco ensembles and promoting his CD, "In Transition" on Dancing Sumo Records. We also have the pleasure of Murray Low on piano, Tom Bockhold on bass, Curt Moore on drums and myself on trumpet and flugelhorn.
I am really looking forward to this gig! I've played house concerts with my good friend Ed Johnson and they are a real unique experience for everyone. The audience and the band become one within the music. This is a rare chance to participate in an evening of fine music with friends, family and music lovers. Seating is limited. I recomend that you either email or call Bev soon so you can be sure to join us for this very rare and engaging evening.
I hope to see you there!
Best Wishes,
John L. Worley Jr
John Worley and WorlView 5.0Saturday April 22, 2006TrueWind Music House Concert in Campbell. Doors open 7:30 p.m. Music starts 8:00 p.m. $18 TrueWind Music For more info or to reserve seats, please contact Bev Barnett:e-mail Bev or call her at (408) 378-6823