What a beautiful day we had in San Marcos Ca as Old California Coffee House played host to the San Marcos Arts Council's Sunday Matinee Art & Music show, where live jazz music from Rick Ross was performed and the art show was going on with local artists Dorene Terryberry and Sarah Dorian. The weather was perfect, one of those nice days where you can just sit outside, with a slight breeze blowing, we had our choice of shade or sun on the patio of Old California Coffee House and Eatery as the people flowed in continuously to see the art and listen to Rick play. So last week, if you remember, we had the young guys with Coco Jam. This week, Rick Ross played these incredible classical jazz tunes, many of them from movies and almost everyone of them you knew, so it set the tone for an extremely enjoyable day. I was as impressed with this group as any other group we've ever had play on Sunday at the coffee shop for the Matinee performances. There was something about the vibe that they brought, made the day very enjoyable. I am usually working throughout the performances, but I couldn't help but to sit in the sun with the cool breeze blowing and listen to these two play. Rick, on lead guitar connects with his audience in a different way than I've seen other musicians. I guess it is his style or personality, I don't know, but he'll look at you and let you know the song he is playing, where it came from etc. Or if he doesn't tell you in the beginning, he'll ask the audience who recognizes it and asks who remembers where it was from... It's awesome! I felt as if I were the only person in the audience and he was playing just for me! We also featured Dorene Terryberry, who I met at the Del Mar Fair this Summer, is featured here with one of her clients, Off to the right in this picture is the Jewelry art of Sarah Dorian.
A special thanks goes out to SMCF San Marcos Community Foundation for sponsoring this event! We couldn't do it without you!