December 2011 for Me consists mostly of Private Music engagements, at Country Clubs and the like; however, I do have several Public engagements. I hope to see all of you once more, before the end of the year:
1. Sunday, December 4, Detroit Institute of Arts, 5200 Woodward Ave., Detroit: Carl playing tenor sax with the 'Detroit Tenors' also featuring Steve Wood on tenor, Scott Gwinnell, piano, Pat Prouty, bass and Sean Dobbins, drums. Performances from 1:00-2:00 and 3:00-4:00 p.m., in the Kresge Court, as part of the DIAs new 'Sunday Music Bar' series. Free with DIA membership, otherwise there is a small cover charge. This is a fun, upbeat band, in an inspiring spot, and it's Family-Friendly at the DIA on sundays!
2. Friday, December 9, 11:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.: Carl, playing and singing with the 'Bayou River Band' aboard the Detroit Princess Riverboat, on the Detroit River. Boards at 11 at corner of Civic Center Dr. & Atwater St., Detroit, near Cobo Arena. Tickets are $40. for Adults, $20. for Children under 12 and $36. for Seniors, and includes a Buffet Lunch. Cash Bar is available. Great New Orleans and Swing Jazz, and we stroll and play requests! Our new CD will be available for purchase too.
3. Saturday, December 24, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.: Christmas Eve New Orleans Jazz! Carl, playing and singing with the 'Bayou River Band' at Best Sellers Bookstore/Cafe, 360 S. Jefferson, Mason. Free, and our new CD will be available for purchase. Great deli food, and a fun musical getaway, in the midst of Holiday preparation.
4. Saturday, December 31, 9:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.: New Years Eve; for any of you who would like to ring in the New Year Ballroom Dancing, Carl and the 'Jay Mitzner Orchestra' will be playing for Ballroom and Swing Dancing at the Grand Ledge Country Club, 5811 E. St. Joe Highway, Grand Ledge. The event is hosted by the Les Danseurs Dance Club, and reservations are available by calling (517)663-2801, or at lesdanseurs.com ($60. per couple, includes food & champagne toast). Great way to ring in 2012!
Happy Holidays, everyone!!!