Guadalajara, Mexico to Courtenay,BC

I had a wonderful trip to Guadalajara, Mexico about 2 weeks ago (again). The weather was mild and rainy. It is the second largest city and the cultural centre of Mexico. There is so much to see, beautiful churches, paintings, murals, sculptures, mariachi bands and all the shops of talented artists. There are two “districts” which are noted for shopping and arts and crafts of various designers, they are Tlaquepaque and Tonala. My head was spinning just browsing around and the price!!! Wow! I just recently learned that Guadalajara is a “shoe heaven”. One street was lined with several blocks of shoe stores. Guess how many pairs I bought?

We had a great show in sunny Courtenay,BC last weekend and it was a nice reunion with the Viva Jazz trio and some great musicians from the island. I would like to thank Bill Street (drums), Gerry Palken (keys), James Lithgow(bass), Dan Craven(sax), Dave Stewart(trumpet), The Elk’s Club and Georgia Straight Jazz Society. Everyone had a fun evening and the audience was so appreciative and very supportive. Thank you so much.

I’m back in Vancouver again so please don’t forget to see me at the

Cellar Jazz Club on August 7, 7:30 pm with Miles Black on piano, Gabriella Ciurcovich on bass and Nino DiPasquale on drums. There is a $10 cover charge,so please call 604-738-1959 for reservation.

I will also be appearing at the St. Andrew’s Jazz Vespers on September 14 at 4 pm with Miles Black Trio.

See you at the gig and enjoy the long awaited summer!

Sincerely,

Armi Grano

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