Mitchell Long

OCTOBER CONCERT CALENDAR: BOULDER, COLORADO

 

Mitchell Long Music
OCTOBER CONCERT CALENDAR
BOULDER, COLORADO
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Finally the time has arrived to return to Boulder and perform for some of my dearest of friends and fans. I am grateful for this opportunity to share my music and I look forward to see each and every one of you! After all the remarkable years I spent sharing my music in Boulder, here it is more than a decade later and I have a loving home to return to. Thanks to the hospitality of the venues and hosts, this has shaped up to be a very special couple of weeks of music and collaborations.

Here is the complete list of my musical events as a leader from October 6th - 15th. Each performance is tailored to highlight a unique genre, a different repertoire and share a particular story from my musical odyssey. For some real time updates, friend me on facebook!

Thank you all for the support and love, see you soon!
Mitchell


10/06/14
Monday  7:30 to 10:30
MONDAY NIGHT JAMS WITH MARK DIAMOND
@ AGORA AT THE RIVERSIDE
1724 Broadway St. Boulder CO, 80302
Ph: (720) 443-2322
http://www.boulderagora.com/

Kicking off with a jazz jam session with some of my dearest jazz colleagues, I think back to the many epic and formative Jazz sessions with Andy and Mark and other Colorado luminaries in the early 80's at The Boulderado Mezzanine. Come on out to this gorgeous venue and lets share the stage together once again!

Mitchell Long - Guitar and Vocals
Mark Raines - Drums
Mark Diamond - Bass
Andy Weyl - Piano.


10/07/14
Tuesday  6:30 to 9:30
MITCHELL LONG JAZZ TRIO
@ TREPPEDAS RISTORANTE
300 2nd Ave Niwot, CO 80544
(303) 652-1606
http://www.treppedas.com

Singing and playing straight-ahead jazz with a swinging rhythm section that I have a formative, beautiful and long musical history with. Also joining us will be a very special surprise guest vocalist. I highly reccomend getting a table to eat as well, Howard Treppeda offers great Italian food and hospitality!

Mitchell Long - Guitar and Vocals
Mark Diamond - Bass
Kevin Smith - Drums


10/08/14
Wednesday  Workshop: 5:30, Pot luck: 7:00, Music: 8:00
MITCHELL LONG SOLO HOUSE CONCERT & WORKSHOP
@ DAN AND DIANE'S CONCERTS
330 s 39th street Boulder CO 80305
RSVP: dhf200@comcast.net
Or call for more info: 303-886-9887

Concert: $10 per person
Workshop: $35 per person
Workshop plus concert: $40

Like back in the Cafe Mars days where I developed my own voice as a solo act, anything goes in my solo performances, all kinds of music - just me, pure and simple. There will be guest artists joining me and I will be taking some requests! It is always a special night for me with Dan and Diane as I was their first musician to perform in their ever blossoming house concert and now music event productions.
The workshop will be open to all. I will share some of the concepts I have developed in my experience working in a wide range of styles. Primary focus will be on looking at rhythmic concepts and relationships between Jazz, Brazilian and African music on the guitar. If you have questions or any specific materiel you would like me to cover, please email me: mitchell@mitchelllongmusic.com

Mitchell Long - Guitar and Vocals


10/10/14
Friday - 7:00 to 10:00
MITCHELL LONG CLASSIC BOSSA NOVA TRIO
@ CAFFÈ SOLE
(303) 499-2985
637R South Broadway, Boulder CO 80305
http://www.caffesole.com

I dedicate this evening the Bossa Nova muse, which is such a revered inspiration for a jazz musican-become-Brazilophile. The brilliant Jill Fredericksen and Gonzalo Teppa are a perfect match for this sultry and romantic evening of harmonic bossa enchantment.

Mitchell Long - Guitar and Vocals
Gonzalo Teppa - Bass
Jill Fredericksen - Drums


10/11/14
Saturday - Silent auction and reception: 7:30 Showtime: 8:30
MITCHELL LONG QUINTET
@ BOULDER MENNONITE CHURCH
3910 Table Mesa Drive Boulder, CO 80305

I have joined forces with Dan and Diane’s Concerts and Colorado Brazil Fest to present the main event of my visit to Colorado. This will be a high-energy concert in the styles of music I do best; Jazz and World Music from Brazil, Cape Verde and Angola. With this stellar group of musicians, this night promises to serve up a big and delicious sonic gumbo!

Mitchell Long - Guitar and Vocals
Bill Kopper - Electric Guitar
Victor Mestas - Keyboard
Raoul de Rossiter - Drums
Gonzalo Teppa - Bass
Special guest - Vocals

Tickets are $15, available at the door.
A portion of the proceeds will go to support Colorado Brazil Fest 2015!
For more info contact Dan Fairchild: 303-886-9887
https://www.facebook.com/dananddianesconcerts
http://coloradobrazilfest.org/


10/14/14
Tuesday - 8:00 to 11:00
MITCHELL LONG ORIGINAL MUSIC NIGHT
@ THE LAUGHING GOAT
(303) 440-4628
1709 Pearl St. Boulder CO 80302
http://thelaughinggoat.com

Here is a rare and very special event event for me! I will be playing original music, all night long. Joined by Hi Fi Mo Fo alum, Raoul de Rossiter, who has been win the creative workshop in many of my most creative periods as a band-leader, arranger and songwriter.

Raoul de Rossiter - Drums
(Bassist to be announced)


10/15/14
Wednesday - 7:00 to 10:00
MITCHELL LONG AND BILL KOPPER GUITAR DUO
@ CAFFE SOLE
637R South Broadway, Boulder CO 80305
(303) 499-2985
http://www.caffesole.com

A reunion with one of my oldest music friends. Bill and I go way back and have shared so much similar music ground and intrests on the guitar. He is my musical brother. We plan on no preparation whatsoever, total improvisation and no musicalno boundaries. We will share stories laughs and a whole lotta music!

Bill Kopper - Acoustic & Electric Guitar
Mitchell Long - Acoustic & Electric Guitar


10/17/14
Friday early evening
SOLO HOUSE CONCERT AT MARY ELLEN AND WENDELL LONG'S
If you are in Durango, your invited to join me for an intimate evening of solo music at my Mom and Dads place. More info to come or contact me for more info:
mitchell@mitchelllongmusic.com


 PS: I will also be featured in performances with the lovely vocalist Janine Gastineau and with reed-man and long time friend Dexter Payne. Please follow their schedules and mine on facebook or check their websites for more info:
http://www.janinegastineau.com
www.dexofon.com

THE SOUND AND FEELING OF MUSIC

 

THE SOUND AND FEELING OF MUSIC

The sound and the feeling of a great musical experience we love happens in profoundly life changing and soul stirring moments where music truly connects with us deeply and effects our lives as human beings. It is the ultimate experience of the art of music. I have stories of my experience’s with performing and listening to music that are no less than magical in the truest sense of the word.

This post is an overflow of feelings and ideas that have been a long time in the making. It could be excerpts of many conversations I have had concerning this and other related subject matter.

Since it is hard to explain I will first direct any interested reader to a link that addresses part of the subject quite well on a technical level that I simply don't have the vocabulary for. Check out this "word of delivery" from Bill Schnee and bravura records website:
http://bravurarecords.com/n_deliv.html

Ironically this post is also the recreation of the original blog post that I lost on my computer - what a coincidence that this post deals with some of the disastrous effects of working in the digital domain.

Obrigado Cabo Verde, Obrigado nos rainha Cize...

 

My deepest thank you goes out to Cesaria "Cize" Evora, Maria de Barros, my wife, all of the many musicians and Cape Verdean people I have met along the way. You changed my life for the better and I thank you from my heart. It’s never to late to say thank you and bless you, for your journey and how you touched my soul. Since the day Cesaria passed away I felt compelled to write something about my personal story and experience and how Cize and Cape Verde touched my life.

Quem mostra’ bo ess caminho longe?

Até dia Qui bô voltá

"Sodade" describes a deep emotional state of nostalgic longing for an absent something or someone that one loves. It often carries a repressed knowledge that the object of longing might never return. It's related to the feelings of longing, yearning.

“Nothing has changed in my life. Long before I became famous, I'd had people around me -- rich people, poor people, family, strangers. I grew up poor, I never had anything before, and so I'm living my normal life. And I'll keep it that way. Nothing's going to change who I am.

(Cize)

Cesária Évora (27 August 1941 – 17 December 2011) was a Cape Verdean popular singer. Nicknamed The Barefoot Diva for performing without shoes, she was also known as The Queen of Morna.

My story behind the story, Brazil…

LA CLUB OWNERS (by Dave Goldberg)

 

Why LA club owners are totally lost and some advice for them from a professional musician.

As I’ve been looking for gigs lately, I’ve never seen so many free and low paying gigs.  Well the economy is bad, so I can understand that a little bit.  However, it is no longer good enough for the musician to be willing to perform for little compensation.  Now we are expected to also be the venue’s promoter.  The expectations are that the band will not only provide great music, but also bring lots of people to their venue.  It is now the band’s responsibility to make this happen, not the club owner. 

Just the other day I was told by someone who owned a wine bar that they really liked our music and would love for us to play at their place.  She then told me the gig paid $75 for a trio.  Now $75 used to be bad money per person, let alone $75 for the whole band.  It had to be a joke, right?  No she was serious.  But it didn’t end there.  She then informed us we had to bring 25 people minimum.  Didn’t even offer us extra money if we brought 25 people.  I would have laughed other than it’s not the first time I’ve gotten this proposal from club owners.  But are there musicians really doing this?  Yes.  They are so desperate to play, they will do anything.  But lets think about this for a second and turn this around a little bit.

 

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