A Gryphon house concert
Cats and Jammers
Frank Ford, 4/12/98; Photos by FF, 4/11/98
Last night we had one of our occasional invitational house concerts, featuring our favorite swing artists, Cats and Jammers.
Tony Marcus, Piper Heizig and Sylvia Herold never fail to pack our small concert hall.
Right at closing time we scurry about, shoving all the instruments and display fixtures into the smaller side rooms so we can clear the floor for seating:
We can seat about 80 if everyone scrunches up together. The acoustics in the room are OK, and we only need amplification for vocal balance. Many of our concerts are strictly acoustic without any sound reinforcement.
It only takes about half an hour to set up, and before long we're full up!
The "Cats" always have a great time playing here, and it shows:
Between sets, there's time for schmoozing and a little shopping:
Before you ask, we only have a few concerts a year, by invitation. We just don't have the staff to operate a regular music performance venue.
Future concerts are announced in the Gryphon Gazette and on the Gryphon website. (www.gryphonstrings.com)
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