Sunday, February 11, 2007

Chillin' to the Oscar Perez Trio

We did the road trip thing after work this past Friday. We needed to shake things up a bit. Get out of the rut. And besides. We love road trips...

So we headed up to to listen to the Oscar Perez Trio at Kokopelli's in Savannah. It's not a hard drive from where we work and besides, we wanted to check out Oscar. It had been too long since we last had heard him play. Oscar was a jazz scholarship student at the University of North Florida making his way through college, playing gigs as he went. On Sunday mornings, with little to no sleep, Oscar would slide behind the piano at Fleming Island United Methodist Church and pound out the worship music. It's not often you snag a talent such as Oscar. We knew we had something special. Oscar found more than I think even he expected while at Fleming Island. Oscar met his wife Aimee. We have been friends of Aimee's mom and dad since our church began years ago in the cafeteria of a middle school. Which is where we first met Oscar and got to hear him tickle the ivories. He was way good then and his talent has only soared.

All this to say, it was a good trip. A very fine road trip indeed. We got to visit with our good church buddies Rose and Bob and we got to kick back and listen to the Oscar Perez Trio. What with Oscar and Aimee working out of New York City, it may be awhile before we get to see, listen & visit again anytime soon.

We'll just have to lower our house lights. Fill the wines glasses. And listen to his latest CD, Neuvo Comienzo. Ah, sweet memories. You have to make them to enjoy them. Great seeing you Oscar. You're sounding great. And Oscar, thanks for the memories...



rubyiscoming said...

Looks like a GREAT weekend! :)

m said...

So glad you guys had a good weekend. I love Savannah too. It's good to be home but we're already making plans for another trip.

Your cousin is beautiful btw

Hope your week is full of wonder.