This painting was created live at a performance of The Cosmo Alleycats playing in the historic and iconic Club Deluxe – a one-of-a-kind bar nestled in the heart of the Haight/Ashbury district of San Francisco (actually almost at the corner of Haight and Ashbury!). This live performance was created as a demonstration of unique creative cross-disciplinary entertainment, Parallel Play, for virtual conferences and events. Thank you to The Cosmo Alleycats’ co-managers Noam and Emily for arranging to bring their fabulous band to participate in this live music/art recording/demonstration; to Peggy G. for the videography, to Jeremy C. for sound, to Sarah W. for the use of her fabulous Club Deluxe; and, of course, to all the musicians who played that afternoon. The band comprised of (left to right as depicted in the painting) Mike Burns – Drums; Steve Height – Upright Bass; Noam Eisen – Piano, Hammond B-3 Organ & Vocals; Emily Day – Lead Vocals and Percussion; Andrew Storar – Trumpet; and Pete Cornell – Sax & Clarinet.
In this video you see the whole time-lapse replay of my painting.
Here are some photos taken at the session by Peggy G.: