Play The Sandwich!

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_j2IEAv7Rck]This is a quick vignette with Rob Mazurek. He was playing a set of his Orton Socket material before going on stage as Chicago Underground Duo(with Chad Taylor). This is from April 27, 2002, filmed at The Bottom Of The Hill in San Francisco.

Drums and Beer

I photographed The Dodos in early 2008 for Magnet.   The other day I heard their song, “Fools”,   in a Miller beer commercial.  I think they’re very talented and make great music, so I say  –  good for them.  Take the money and run with it fellas!   Advertising Age blogs about it here.

Congratulations Mr. Hutcherson!

Master musician and vibraphonist Bobby Hutcherson is honored with 2010 NEA Jazz Masters Award. I photographed him, at his home, in 2007 for JazzTimes mag. He was a generous, graceful, and very funny. JazzTime article link here – click National Endowment for the Arts press release here – click

Keep A Breast Benefit at Barrelhouse, San Francisco

Some of my favorite musicians played a benefit for the Keep A Breast Foundation.  see more at:    http://lennygonzalez.com/kab_html The night ended in chaos with a sloppy but amazing version of “War Pigs.”   Cymbals fell, the kick drum went all crooked, and we were amazed. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fMAm33Qo9gU]

The Good Man from Hampton, VA

Jeff Parker is one of my favorite musicians – ever.  The other gentlemen on stage aren’t too shabby either! [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZZkPiCe3nZo] February 6, 2009 at Cafe Du Nord in San Francisco Scott Amendola – Drums/ Ben Goldberg – Clarinet/ Charlie Hunter – 7 String Guitar/ Ron Miles – Trumpet/ Jeff Parker – Guitar/ John Schiflett –…

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