This closes out another season of the Champagne Jazz series at Thornton Winery in lovely Temecula California and who better to close it out than two gents who have played there probabbly the longest; Peter White & Richard Elliot.
Both played really remarkable sets with the same great backing band.
It was an afternoon show which are always super difficult to shoot, but I got some nice shots of each’s shows…and here…they…are
Peter’s biggest fan
Peter even picked up the harmonica
Guitarist Randy Jacobs sat in on one song with Peter and played the night with Richard Elliot. You may remember Randy from Mindi Abair and the Boneshakers who’s live album I shot the cover for (with Randy)
Solo time with drummer Eric Valentine and Bassist Nate Phillips, those two are absolute monsters!
Next up was Saxophonist Richard Elliot, once again with Randy Jacobs
The whole band with the Horn Section of great LA studio players, I wish I had their names for credit and the great Ron Reinhardt on Keyboards
Till Next year