Armand Boatman Trio
Hello Friends and Jazz Fans-
I have the distinct honor and pleasure to perform a "Tribute to Oscar Peterson" on Sunday August 31, 2014 in beautiful Sedona over the labor day weekend. I do realize that some of you probably have already made plans for the weekend. But for those who might be thinking about enjoying a nice drive to Sedona, getting out of the heat and humidity prevailing in the valley at this time, and wanting to hear some fine music in the style of Oscar Peterson, you might consider attending the 'Tribute' being conducted at St. Lukes Episcopal Church (Sedona Jazz at the Church) on said Sunday. I'm really looking forward to this musical event. I will be playing songs in the Oscar style, songs that he composed and recorded. My arrangements will be exciting, up-tempo, with created toe-tapping if one is in the mood to do so. To make this all happen, I will be assisted by Dwight Killian on bass. If you haven't heard Dwight's talents, this concert is a 'must' for you. He is indeed musically superlative in all respects. I'm honored to have Ryan Anthony at the drums, a sensitive, talented, creative artist who knows how to fit the trio concept of playing. Most important, besides their talents and musical contributions, Dwight and Ryan are wonderful people and true gentlemen. To me, that's what really is important to me. There will be a great variety of music for everyone's taste. Bishop McMannes has gone out of his way to provide for you a great performance setting. The sound projected in the church is wonderful with a nice Steinway grand provided for his artists. Its a win-win situation and I don't want you to miss out on this great 'tribute' to my mentor. I have some great Oscar stories to share with you too. Its going to be a fun and exciting concert. We commence at 3:00 - 5:00 PM.
Now to the most important part. Tickets to the 'tribute' can be obtained by going on line to www.episcopalnet.org or call 1-928-282-7366. All tickets are general admission...$12.00. Doors open at 2:30. Also, you can google Sedona Jazz at the Church.
I do suggest that you get your tickets early. Seating is limited
I hope to see you at the concert. It will be a fun afternoon of great fellowship and music! Let us all make a tribute to one of the greatest, it not the greatest jazz pianist of all time...Oscar Peterson!
New Website Launched!
Hello Folks, I hope that you are continuing to enjoy my website, armandboatman.com. It is designed to keep you informed about my performances, a few blogs, here-and-there, a calender of events, performances dates, photo's of me and my fellow musicians, video shots, and most importantly, you can listen to my works online. If you like, you may purchase an entire CD on line and download it to your MP3 or you can select whatever track you want to purchase. I also have provided you an option. If you want to purchase the physical complete CD, you may do that too.
I hope you make plans visiting me on my website. This is the launch of my site and as I move along, I will be adding and revising things for your interest. There will be post comments about some of my performances and recording projects. There will be other newsy items of interest as I make way on my journey playing music that I love---jazz!
Stay tuned and enjoy!