Sketches: Big Band in the Park

It’s concerts-in-the-park time here on the West Island! And, finally, one is actually IN the park!

I pedaled down to Beaconsfield’s Centennial Park last night to check out the music of The Centennial Band (put together for just this occasion). They played a string of 30’s and early 40’s hits of the Big Band era–String of Pearls, Sing! Sing! Sing!, In The Mood, etc. A 15-piece combo of local musicians who did a fantastic job on these songs. Well done, Beaconsfield!

Below: Me and my sketchbook. I was just getting started.

Below: The actual sketch. I was getting frustrated as things just wouldn’t translate as I wanted them to on the paper. Bah!

Below: A brief video to share. They sound good, hmmm? As you can see, it was a hot evening, what with the fans.

So I hope this encourages you to get out and enjoy the summer days/evenings! Do some sketching, picture taking–whatever helps you to document the moment!

3 Responses to Sketches: Big Band in the Park
  1. Jazz
    July 7, 2010 | 10:46 am
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    While you were watching the show, I was sitting on my balcony eating Butter Chicken that Mr. Jazz had made. Insane to be cooking in such heat, but there you go – I wasn’t complaining.

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  3. Paula
    July 7, 2010 | 1:54 pm
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    Jazz: Ooh! Mr. Jazz can make Butter Chicken? He’s a keeper! Yes, hot for cooking with a stove or oven, but I’m sure it was worth it!