Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Jamming at the Flurry

Randy Jennings is the bass player for the the Nisky Dixie Cats, a 7-piece ensemble that performs Dixieland-style jazz.



Dave Crump is an ear trained musician who hosts big band and do-wopp jam sessions every week in his living room. I sketched them playing at the Flurry, a huge dance festival that happens this weekend in Saratoga Springs, New York.

3 comments:

Kalp said...

What are your thoughts on the art industry in different countries? Are there enough opportunities to pursue art related careers anywhere in the world?

Stephen and Nyree said...

I have tried to sketch people and their instruments at various children's orchestra performances. While I can draw the instrument or the person, when I try to combine the two-- I find that many times I end up putting too much detail in the instrument that it overshadows the person. I love how you have found a good balance. It is a challenge for me to not overindulge my details on one part of the sketch over another some days.

Ray Hassard said...

Wow, I never knew about this event, even after contradancing for over 15 years! So glad you posted this. I often sketch the bands and the dancers, and the bearded guitar player is very very typical! I love your work and especially your helpful videos and tips to artists. Thanks!