August 3, Upper Crust Eldorado

I’m happy to say that pianist Joseph Salack and I are starting to play out. Our first gig is Friday August 3, from 6 – 9 pm at the Upper Crust in ELDORADO (not the one downtown). Joseph and I are having way too much fun improvising modally together. Flute and piano are such a great combination and pure improv. is, for me, the BEST. I feel very lucky to have found someone of Joseph’s creative ability.  Here is a sample. We hope to see you!

NOTE TO MY FRIENDS IN ELDORADO: Gila Joy Pascale has worked very hard at Savor Eldorado, where neighbors enjoy local music, art & each other, in private homes. As she is taking a break, I am gladly jumping in. This website was my first fun task.  Please visit the site and contact me via the site if you want to share your music, show your art, and/or host an event. We hope to start up again this summer, in August.

A Newer Development…

Greetings, friends. These winter months of healing from a broken shoulder have given me time to review my priorities in life. The upshot is that Vinnie and I are no longer a duo, but we’re still good friends and I feel deeply enriched by the year we played together. Vinnie’s repertoire of tunes is incredible as is his musicality. The fact that Vinnie supported me in singing for the first time shows immense bravery and compassion. 😉 I was blessed to play with him and get to know him and Jude. They are both gems.

Vinnie and I had fun setting up his new Facebook Music Page. He’ll be announcing his gigs via FB, so please LIKE VINNIE’S PAGE HERE. In addition to his solo gigs, Vinnie will continue playing with the Blues Review Band, and the Santa Fe MegaBand that he leads.

I’m now looking for a primarily instrumental partnership, featuring extended improvisational conversations between my flute and either a guitar or keyboard. Original music is great, as is popular music, some jazz, blues and vocals. Keep your ears/eyes open for me, okay?

A New Development…

Note from Hope: Looks like my winter will be rich in rest and Netflix… I took a fall off my mountain bike and broke my left shoulder last week. Not a bad break as they go – no surgery needed – but no fluting for the near future. I’m grateful that my right/dominant arm is unhurt and that this didn’t happen in the summer! Friends have been lovely. Upper Crust Pizza gave me a yummy salmon salad.

I’m happy to say that Vinnie will be back at Eldorado’s Upper Crust Pizza this Friday playing guitar and singing fun Americana oldies. He’d love to see you. Bring your requests!

Friday, 12/22, 5:30 – 8:30 pm
Upper Crust Pizza in Eldorado, next to the gas station.

Happy Holidays!

-Hope Kiah