First Tour Vlog! Is This Thing On???

by Jason on May 6, 2010 · 2 comments

in JPQ Tour

Our Home for the Next Two Weeks

Our Home for the Next Two Weeks

I can’t tell you how excited I am! Today is the day we leave for the long-awaited Jason Parker Quartet West Coast Tour (well, long-awaited by me, anyway!). We’re driving to Eugene, OR today to play at The Jazz Station, then it’s on down the coast to many other wonderful towns and new audiences.

I am taking my trusty Kodak Zi8 video camera and will be documenting the journey, but I thought it’d be cool to get some footage before we left as well. Below you’ll find two videos shot at our rehearsal two days ago: one of JPQ pianoman Josh Rawlings sharing his feelings about the upcoming tour, and one of our very first run-through of the Paul Simon tune “Can’t Run But”. I was going to edit them down, but ran out of time, so I’m presenting them in their entirety.

Check back for more video of our adventures. I hope to capture what it’s like to be a working band on the road with all the joys, laughs, detours and whatever else comes our way.

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Todd Reid May 6, 2010 at 12:04 pm

Your playing sounds better than ever and your band is smoking! Good luck on the tour. I’m sure it will be a blast.

Donna M
Twitter: ElementsofJazz
May 6, 2010 at 11:59 pm


The Jason Parker 4tet is on the road!! Thank you for sharing the video of Josh’s thoughts about Seattle-based music and the snippet of a rehearsal. 🙂

This is exciting!

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