Thanks, to all, for your support for me as a bit of a relic of music past - a jazz pianist. Sounds like a throw back to a time when everything was black and white, before the invention of color. "Play it again, Sam" has been said to me. I vowed, when I was a beginning jazz artist, that I would never, never, be one of those "old" guys playing in a bar while no one listened. I think I thought that would be when in my fifties. Jeez, here I am in my seventies playing jazz to audiences who are talking louder than my contribution, all the while I am still searching for that perfect lick, that perfect combination of chords, that perfect voicing of chords. My fingers magically, or not, finding the sweet spot. My performance closer to the truth than any moment ever before. Forgetting the bridge to a tune I've played a zillion times. Ah, that's me. The modern minstral struggling for purity.

Barney



Welcome Performances

Barney McClure has seven feature CDs on the market and one book on improvisational theory entitled There Is No Such Thing As A Mistake. Check them out. Barney's book, There Is No Such Thing As A Mistake, is a "how-to" in improvisational jazz and is a popular hit with teachers who use it as a curriculum guide, and with instrumentalists and vocalists at any level who can use it as a self-help guide.

Friday & Saturday evenings, Barney is playing solo piano in the "Cielo Room" of Morongo Casino, Interstate-10, from 6:00-9:00PM

Starting Aug 30, Barney will be backing Michael Holmes each Wednesday evening at the "Purple Room" in Palm Springs from 6:30-9:30PM

The weeks are often filled with "Casuals" around the area. For more information, contact:

Barney McClure
(206) 707-6651