Kickbutt Jazz Jam

Saxophonist Tony Bray will guest host Paul Klemperer’s monthly First Tuesday Jazz Jam at Kickbutt Coffee, Airport blvd.  8-11pm.  Paul is on tour in New England for August, but will be back back for the September jam.

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Summer Projects

2012 is cooking right along.  So far the Texas heat hasn’t been as bad as last year’s crazy scorched earth summer, so it feels pretty good playing outdoor shows and such.  I am planning to hit the road to New England for some musical projects in August.  Until then, I have been writing a lot of new material, for my bands Manteca Beat and My Exotic Other.  I plan to record throughout the year and make the songs available as digital downloads.

I have had some great collaboration projects as well, working with bands like Sangeet Millennium, the Copa Kings, Blackbird 3, Judith Miller, and Mr. Swamp Pop himself Larry Lange .  An extra tip of the hat to Graham Reynolds for including me on the soundtrack to the new feature film Bernie.  Pretty cool!

My theme nights with Manteca Beat at Tom’s Tabooley have been going well, drawing a nice mix of people.  It’s part cocktail party, part concert, part travelogue with slideshow.  So far we have done Cuba Night, Mediterranean Night, and in July we will have French Night.

So far summer is off to a good start.

PK with Lonely Knights

Paul Klemperer teams up with Larry Lange and his Lonely Knights for a evening of swamp pop.  Evangeline Cafe, Austin, TX. 10-midnight.

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Manteca Beat House Concert

Paul Klemperer leads Manteca Beat in a special house concert. 7-10pm.
This is part of a series held at the house of Daren Appelt, a very cool guy and music lover. It’s a great listening space that is conducive to exceptional performances.
Refreshments are provided, there is chair and floor seating. Donation is desired to show the musicians some love.

Aaron Allen on bass, David Marsden on guitar, Steve Summer on drums, PK on horns.  Great band!

— Take the Far West exit off of N. Mopac (Loop 1)
— Go west on Far West to Hart Lane (the last traffic light)
— Turn left (south) onto Hart Lane and go one block
— Turn right (west) onto North Hills Dr. and go one block
— Turn left (south) onto Thorncliff and go 1/2 block
— Turn right into the Mia Tia cul-de-sac
— 3800 is at the top of the cul-de-sac with an ivy-covered wall around it.

3800 Mia Tia Circle
Austin, TX 78731

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Paul Klemperer Birthday Bash

Paul Klemperer and friends play a freewheeling mix of jazz at the Elephant Room, celebrating his birthday, Bastille Day, and whatever else they can think of.  9:30pm-1:30am.
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Paul Klemperer Original Jazz at Jax

Paul Klemperer Original Jazz, a happy hour show, opening for the Austin Community College Big Band.
It all happens at:
Jax Neighborhood Cafe: 2828 Rio Grande
Thursday June 21, 6:30-8:30pm
BTW, Jax is now also the home of Artz Rib House, so there’s great food & drink as well as live music!
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Blues, Art and Wine Festival

Paul Klemperer teams up with Larry Lange and his Lonely Knights for a set of swamp pop.  It happens at Giddyups for the Blues, Art & Wine Fest.  We play 2:30-4:00pm.

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