Now that August is almost over I can honestly say it was one of the most incredible months of the year. For the first three weeks of the month the club was filled with so many familiar faces. I have to tell you the truth, I actually knew with almost 100% certainty whose faces I would see on any given night. It was like having a party at my house with friends.
Our schedule for this month was so amazing and filled with such great talent that no wonder all of you responded with such enthusiasm. I would say we lived up to our "Smooth Jazz Festival" billing with Richard Elliot, Steve Cole, The Ripps, Mindi Abair and Acoutic Alchemy all within days of each other.
I do want to take a minute here to thank you for coming out. Some shows were mid week and I know how hard it is to come in the evening after a long day of work. All of you are devoted fans and the artists (and we) know and appreciate this. And a very special thanks to Pam V, Jim L., Paul B., Joanne S., Judith S.,Paul F., Robert D., Marty P., Ken R., The Russell Brothers, Manny C., Kat S., Harold A., Adren C., Richard & Ellen G., Jeane L., Jennie T-C., Mark C., Larry K., Dan A., Chris M., Michael M., Emil D., & The Cooney's who made it to nearly every show!!
I would like to add that all of us at Scullers are dedicated to bringing in new performers for you to discover and fall in love with. So I ask that you take a look our schedule an give a chance to an unfamiliar artist, and open the door for a new sound. Every calendar has several new names, for instance this calendar we are looking forward to debuting newcomers Sarah Pedinotti on September 18 and Sophie Milman on October 31, both young and very talented vocalists.
If you are ever looking for something new to try or wondering about a particular artist, don't be afraid to contact me email@example.com and I'll be happy to get you the information you are looking for.
Keep on coming and I will see you at the next show.
I always love returning to work after one of our extended vacations. People always say that sounds crazy, and while there is a good argument that I am indeed, that's another blog entry altogether! While there are many reasons I love getting back to work, there is one particular moment that happens everytime I most cherish.
I usually return a couple of days before the first show to find the club in he same place I left it. Our banquet department has wrapped up the stream of bar mitzfahs, weddings and meetings they hosted in our absence and the room stands ready for another round of great shows.
On the first show day the staff returns and the room starts to come aliive. Luba and I hear everyone's vacation stories and struggles to get back in sync. Carole has a look at the bar and gets to work on the ordering. Chris (our production manager) arrives to tell us the sound system has been fully checked and we are good to go. Soon after the band loads in and sound check commences.
By 7pm the lights go down, the candles are lit and the doors are opened. At that moment I know we are within an hour away from that moment, when one tune or one note is played and we all look at each other and realize "we're back" and ready for another adventurous 5 months (until our next break.)
This time was no exception. Although Acoustic Alchemy's shows this past weekend (Aug 9 & 10) weren't the first shows back from our July break (technically they were our sixth and seventh) the moment came when the band played "Say Yeah" (from 2005's "American English" CD) that I looked around at so many familiar faces beaming at the stage and thought "yeah, feels like home....again."
Acoustic have been playing Scullers for as long as I can remember, and we are so thrilled so many of their fans have become Scullers devotees. The shows were incredible and evoked so many memories of past performances from previous years. I hope you were with us, and if so let me know if you had a "moment."
Until next time, we'll catch you at the show!
Dayla Arabella Santurri
Scullers Jazz Club at the Doubletree Suites by Hilton Hotel Boston 400 Soldiers Field Road Boston, MA 02134
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