Santa Barbara in Pictures

Posted on June 18th, 2004 in Photo, Tour | Tags: photo, tour

The soundcheck for the San Diego show is going on. I can see the quintet outside of my hotel window rehearsing on stage. Last night was unbelievable. People use the word “unbelievable” quite a lot. But imagine it wasn’t overused and you weren’t jaded by it. It was unbelievable…

I didn’t have internet access yesterday. Sorry for the delay.

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“Murph” — the tour manager catches some z’s on the long ride from Santa Cruz to Santa Barbara

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Drummer Ali crosses the street back (notice his good form of checking for cars) to the hotel after playing a game of football. The teams were: Wynton, Dennis Jeeter (head of sales), Ali (drums), Etienne, Kevin Lee (magician) vs. Carlos (bass), Simeon Marsalis (Wyn’s son), Ryan (Simeon’s friend), Joe, Kabir Sehgal.

We won 36 to 30.

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Walter Blanding, Jr. plays during soundcheck.

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If you can’t play in the NBA, you can always wear a t-shirt. If you can’t be in the Wynton Marsalis Quintet, you can always write a blog.

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One of the youngsters Etienne traveling with us.

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Yo Yo Ma, Yo!

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Wynton meets with Ted Baehr, Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Movieguide

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The Big Bad Baehr family and Wyn.

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Carlos talks with Salut, one of the head guys at the venue.

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The after “gumbo” party at Winni’s house

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A private show at Winni’s house after we took our Mylanta

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Ken Doll — ahem — I mean Jim Baehr my friend from Dartmouth College and yours truly, Kabir Sehgal.