The Brett Laquercia Group
Working on New Stuff and Starting at Table 13
|Posted on September 4, 2014 at 1:26 AM||comments (3)|
I am working with Scott Bucklin "fixing" my book, i.e. tweaking my charts to get the arranges to just what I want them to, but also to write up new material that I've been wanting to do. I am feeling "fulfilled," literally. Also, I just agreed to one Saturday a month for the next 6 months at the hottest new Jazz venue in town, Table 13. I am excited!
A night to remember
|Posted on January 20, 2014 at 12:29 PM||comments (2)|
My new Jazz Column in Platinum Urban Magazine
|Posted on September 29, 2013 at 12:29 AM||comments (4)|
I am excited to announce that I just submitted the first of the Jazz columns I am writing for Platinum Urban Magazine. This first one is on my friend, chanteuse, songwriter and good person Breggett Rideau. I will announce when it is published, but as a writer, I am grateful to be able to expand my outlet to this opportunity. Love to you all!
Ross Perot and Jon Adams at the gig
|Posted on August 12, 2013 at 10:24 AM||comments (5)|
I think it was in the middle of the second set, Ross Perot walks right by the stage last night at the Mansion, looks at me and give me a salute, and keeps on going. Then he came back the other way. Not sure if he was sitting in the corner with his entourage, or in the restaurant. Then later in the third set, Dallas' own Jon Adams, our resident superstar bassist, walks in and honors us with his presence, after his own gig. An awesome night, it was.
Amazing night at the Mansion on Turtle Creek
|Posted on August 11, 2013 at 2:35 PM||comments (4)|
What a night! Dana Sudborough on Vibes, Aaron West on Keys, Chris Holmes on Drums, Young Heo on Bass and Sabre Ray on Percussion. On one of our breaks I said to young Christopher that I have taken to putting large numbers of tunes into our sets, so that I have lots to select from. I explained that I "custom-select" each tune for the demographic, the vibe, the feel in the room at that very moment. It was a night of outstanding song selection. It's one of the key's to what creates a grooving experience for everybody in the room. There was a lot of love and appreciation by the crowd last night. A lot of dancing too. I sang my heart out, and the whole band played with all their heart and soul. I am grateful that I get to do this. To live this.
New Web features, magazine article, music festival, gigs
|Posted on July 27, 2013 at 11:39 AM||comments (0)|
This week I upgraded our Website so it will load and play music and videos on mobile devices and tablets. Long overdue! I also uploaded full screen versions of the great article written about us in Platinum Urban Magazine. It looks great. Visit their Website www.pumagazine.com and to see the full current edition visit http://issuu.com/platinumurbanmagazine. So Jazzed up and pumped about tonight's gig at the beautiful Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek. Looking forward to having Chuck Smith on Bass and Patrick Carr on Keys tonight! Will be working on new tunes today and tweaking our repertoire, adjusting keys, making fixes to our charts, etc. Musical housekeeping. Also, I am excited to "pre-announce" that it looks like we will be playing at the new Dallas City Performance Hall for the Jazz Collective event on September 28th. Stay tuned for more! Finally, all indications are that we will be on "D Magazine: The Broadcast". The show is M-F 9a to 11a on KTXD.
- Writing and recording (1)
- Glenn Beck (1)
- Walter Nelson (1)
- Shelton Summons (1)
- Scott Bucklin (1)
- Juan Anthony Reyes (1)
- Ethan Worland (1)
- Chip Davis (1)
- Balcony Club (1)
- Dallas Jazz Band (15)
- Jazz restaurant, new songs, New Jazz Venue (1)
- Diva, Breggett Rideau, Grammy (1)
- Jazz writing (3)
- Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek (6)
- wedding music, wedding ceremony, wedding songs (7)
- live music, saxophone, singer, vocals (11)
- soul, funk, R&B, Pop, Live music with vocals, singer, singing, saxophone (12)