J Foster Music Studio is proud to present and host the February edition of the free monthly Sketch Jam event. For the uninitiated, Sketch Jam is a free, open to the public, musical event featuring local musicians. Artists are invited and encouraged to record the event using their sketch book, brush and canvas, or any form of artistic expression. Of course anyone that just wants to soak in this creative environment is also welcome!
This months Sketch Jam is being held in honor and memory of the influential local musician Jimmy Deak. Jimmy’s love of music and incredible talent remain an inspiration to all who knew him. We will be remembering our old friend and outstanding musician with some of other old friends and equally outstanding musicians!
The musical festivities will start off at 2 pm with Billy Cactus (Jimmy’s brother and always a treat)! Mr. Cactus offers up his own unique style of country music that is both raucous and genuinely heartfelt.
|Mike Nappi on Drums ,48" x 72",Oil on Paper Circa 1993,B.Grady|
The second act of the Sketch Jam features a sampling of the Music of New Orleans featuring selected works by The Meters and Dr. John. The line up includes Mike Nappi on drums, Mike O’Mara on bass, Dan Tortora on keyboards, Alex Alves on guitar and vocals, and Jay Foster on guitar. In keeping with the spirit of New Orleans and Mardi Gras, attendees are encouraged to wear something purple, gold, or green, or all of the above.