September has been busy, like every month so far in 2013. I’m already planning events for 2014 and I’m probably not the only one who wakes up in the morning and groggily asks, “What year is this?”
As most folks who know me already know, I play a lot of different kinds of music, as long as there’s some kind of woodwinds involved, sax, clarinet, flute, or a paper straw with finger holes cut into it. I teach private and group instruction by day, then don my superhero costume for music performances by night. Somewhere in between, I sleep.
I have had a couple great shows already this fall with my world music project My Exotic Other. We’ll be back at the One2One Bar in October. Meanwhile, I’m playing several shows with Sangeet Millennium, an Indo-Jazz Fusion project. We’re at the Concert For Peace on 9/20, Marigold on 9/24 (part of HAAM Benefit Day), and the Sahara Lounge on 9/28.
My classic American music group Manteca Beat started a monthly residency at the Skylark Lounge in September. We will be playing the 3rd Wednesday of each month (mostly). The Skylark is just getting started and is already becoming a popular watering hole for those in the know. It’s tucked away on Airport blvd & Manor rd. in beautiful East Austin.
Manteca Beat is also playing a new venue for us: The Syndicate, in Lakeway. Food, drink, dancing, for those over on the West side of Austin. The fun goes from 8pm-midnight on 9/27.
Then it’s back to one of our favorite joints, Tom’s Tabooley, over by UT campus. Backed up by my band Manteca Beat, I invite students and music friends to sit in and show us some of the songs they’ve been shedding on. It’s a great family atmosphere and it happens 9/28 from 7:00-10:00pm.
And then suddenly, irrevocably, it will be October, with the age-old question, what will you goes as for Halloween?
– Paul Klemperer