Live at D'amico Kitchen
Benny & I have had the very good fortune of playing jazz duo at the original D'Amico flagship restaurant; D'AMICO CUCINA, the crown jewel of Minneapolis' fine restaurants for so many years. When they decided to close it and move on, we were saddened, to say the least. Yet, nothing lasts forever, and yes it was time to move on. During that same time period, D'Amico took over the kitchen in the sophisticated boutique / art hotel at 9th & Hennepin, soon to be named Le Méridien Chambers. Richard D'Amico suggested that we play in the courtyard on Fridays during happy hour. This was late summer.... So as time passed and the weather cooled again, we moved it indoors. D'Amico Kitchen has an upper and lower level, and the vibe downstairs is just perfect for a jazz trio! They eventually moved the grand piano down to the bottom of the glass staircase, and we added drums to officially make it a Jazz Trio, which works really well in this more 'up' environment. We're SO happy to be there! So, here we are, 6 months of the year on Fridays & Saturdays. We take time off in the summers, because they want their customers to enjoy outdoor dining in the wonderful 'Eden' courtyard. I can't say that I blame them too much! I've done it myself on special occasions. Meanwhile, this is just a document I had to do, because this TRIO was starting to really make some great music! The more we played, the more we began to swing a little deeper and do things telepathically which encouraged me to consider filming the group. We hope you'll enjoy this film, Please drop in and visit us when you're downtown. Gordy.
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