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 White & Richard Elliot at Thornton Winery

Peter White & Richard Elliot at Thornton Winery

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Peter even picked up the harmonica

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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)

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The Classic Peter White PosePeter White & Richard Elliot Thornton Winery

Solo time with drummer Eric Valentine and Bassist Nate Phillips, those two are absolute monsters!

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Peter Finishes his show, always with feelingPeter White & Richard Elliot Thornton Winery

Next up was Saxophonist Richard Elliot, once again with Randy Jacobs

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I Love this sequence between thses two (Eric Valentine drums, Nate Phillips bass) they were on firePeter White & Richard Elliot Thornton Winery Peter White & Richard Elliot Thornton Winery Peter White & Richard Elliot Thornton Winery Peter White & Richard Elliot Thornton Winery Peter White & Richard Elliot Thornton Winery Peter White & Richard Elliot Thornton Winery Peter White & Richard Elliot Thornton Winery

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

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Till Next year

PT