Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Ticket Stubs: Jazz Concerts

Howdy readers!  Today I've opened up the old 'paper vault' to share some concert tickets with you.  The tickets are from several jazz concerts my hubby and I attended together in the early years of our marriage.  We have always shared a love of music, and I have fond memories of the events we attended together. 

My musical tastes have changed through the years, and the mid-1980's to the early 1990's were the years of my 'jazz phase' (prior to that I was heavily into R & B).  We saw both David Sanborn & Jean Luc Ponty at the F.M. Kirby Center, in Wilkes-Barre, PA.  We lived in the Wyoming Valley, and it was easy to visit the Kirby Center, a refurbished art deco theater, which is an excellent venue for the performing arts (I was fortunate to also attend the center for concerts by Kenny G, Miles Davis & Mel Torme).

David Sanborn
(note the incorrect spelling of his surname)
F.M. Kirby Center, Wilkes-Barre, PA
June 22, 1989

Jean Lu Ponty with Stanley Jordan
F.M. Kirby Center, Wilkes-Barre, PA
July 7, 1990
 By 1991 we had moved to the Philadelphia metro area, and we were still avid jazz fans.  Grover Washington, Jr. at the Valley Forge Music Fair was a night to remember, although it wasn't "Just the Two of Us." 
Grover Washington, Jr.
Valley Forge Music Fair, Devon, PA
October 17, 1992

 Jazz greats Stanley Clarke and Larry Carlton were amazing to see in action.  Ed was especially impressed, as he loves guitarists (I have an affinity for jazz saxophonists).
Stanley Clarke & Larry Carlton
w/ Billy Cobham & Najee
Academy of Music, Philadelphia, PA
June 27, 1993


  1. Wow, you've seen some great shows!!! (I would have LOVED to have seen Miles Davis).

  2. Hi Wendy! Yes, I've enjoyed everyone of them! Also saw Diana Ross, Luther Vandross, Kool & the Gang, Rick Springfield (back when he was young & hot), Billy Joel (2 x's), Steely Dan, Coldplay, David Gray, Lyle Lovett, Jonny Lang, and a number of contemporary christian musical artists.