Despite the hardships and losses we endured in 2013, there were actually some good times. Here are some of the crazy and fun photos I have amassed this past year.
Seattle Great Wheel…no London Eye, but cool views!
Adult fun on the Merry-Go-Round
Seafood with a view and good friends!
Seattle Jazz Alley! Peter White Concert, first of many throughout the year!
What, MORE photos??
Okay, this made me misty eyed…thanks, Cres!
Warren Hill Sax Summit
Warren Hill with Euge Groove at the Sax Summit!
Olivia Rox blowing the house down!
I got a photo with Jay Gore?! Barb agrees that it’s cool! (Photo by Rhonda Kilpatrick)
Don’t mess up that note!!
(Photo by Tamara Collins)
Get to visit with Mum 7 months after she moved from Arizona back to Canada
Corrupting Mom with Music!
Hanging with my Jazzy friends Renata and Char in Canada! Yes, we need a refill!
Finally meet my Facebook friends Rosa and Rhonda face to face at Berks Jazz Fest!
Berks – Dream photo! Great musicians and stellar guys! Eric Marienthal, Nathaniel Phillips and Randy Jacobs!
My t-shirt said “Mama Needs a Cocktail”. The “tail” part was hidden. YIPES!
First photo with Norman Brown! Rhonda M. nice enough to send me an enlargement!
Happy to finally meet Kevin Whalum at Berks!
David Benoit (not shown), Eric Marienthal, Chuck Loeb and Brian Bromberg. Amazing show!
Seabreeze – Panama City Beach
Not getting in the water…Nope!
Maybe I could live here….
I get to meet Peet Project?? Get outta here!
This lunch with friends, including Tim Bowman, was a BLAST! So much fun!
Later seeing Tim onstage at Seabreeze Jazz Festival in a torrential rain! Can you say drenched? But I stayed until the last note!
The Peet Project in action onstage!
I was having a funky Good Time at the Seabreeze Jazz Festival! Trying to forget I had been laid off!
(Photo by Nanette Fluellen Troutman)
It’s Spring…why must they torture me, knowing the show doesn’t come to Phoenix?!
Rita was in Dallas, too?! Awesomeness!
Rita giving Cindy Bradley a treat for Maceo!
With my favorite kid in the whole wide world! I helped weigh him after he was born!
On the Desert road to California! Boo and Pookie at the ready…
Road trip to Thornton Winery..more Peter White!
While in L.A., meet Harvey Mason of Fourplay…THIS was cool!
A treat before we hit the road…Roscoe’s Chicken and Waffles!
Back home at Pappadeaux….the best libation I had ever tasted! Peach Ciroc vodka lemonade!
My first time at Big Bear Jazz Fest in California. Euge Groove looking pensive.
Euge signed my “Miner Work of Art” that Barb gifted me!
I think they caught me trying to get their picture! Nico and Peter…
Ramon Yslas before the show…
Love it when people ask ME if I’ll introduce them to Peter. Hell, I still get nervous! But I always comply, and luckily, so does he!
This made the 10 hour roundtrip drive worthwhile! It’s nice when you’re appreciated as a fan!
…the nightmare! Just kidding, love you guys madly!
We made it to Rome!
Dinner at the Parthenon!
Me and Edwina at the Roman Colosseum!
(photo: Michele Wong)
Onto the ship we go!
Vincent Ingala and Peter White onstage
The Ladies in Red
Summer Horns, looking at Richard Elliot
This was the Oli Silk and U.K. Collective cruise for me! Always tried to catch their show!
Peter, move, I’m trying to get an Oli Silk shot! Haha!
The Sisterhood of PW…love, love, love!
Sang, Michael McDonald, SANG!!!
Elan Trotman…is EVERYWHERE! Jammin’!
Never wanted it to end…
Me and “The Tucson Girls” know how to have a good time!
Gerald Albright, Euge Groove AND Richard Elliot? Powerhouse!
It’s been a poignant and painful year, with the loss of many wonderful people. I now wake up every morning, thanking the Lord for another day. As many photos as I have, I didn’t have many with the beautiful souls that we lost this year. So, in 2014, I might ask for a few more photos, give more smiles and hugs, but know that it’s from the heart. Plus, I may include you in my 2014 fun photos…..