For me, one of the highlights of CEDIA Expo 2013 was the AVS Forum party on Friday, September 27—naturally, the only day it rained during the show! Held at a club called Jazz@Jack's and sponsored by Monoprice, the event featured great food, an open bar, and live music by Dotsero, a smokin' band with guitar, bass, drums, and tenor sax.
I was delighted to sit in with the band at the AVS party. Photo by Mark Henninger
Even better, I got to sit in with the band on a few tunes. This marked the first time I had merged two of the worlds I inhabit—AV and music. Hoping I would have the opportunity to play with the band, I brought a couple of recorders with me—they're easier to pack than a trombone! Normally, these flute-like instruments are used to play music from the Renaissance and Baroque periods (which I also do), but I've played jazz on them for 40 years. The juxtaposition of those two worlds was strange and wonderful for me, and the crowd really seemed to dig it.
Everyone had a great time at the AVS party. Photo by Mark Henninger
In fact, a grand time was had by all throughout the evening, and I thoroughly enjoyed meeting so many AVS members. My deepest appreciation to Monoprice for its generous sponsorship, Jazz@Jack's for the great food and drink, Dotsero for the hot music, and all those who stopped by despite the rain. I look forward to seeing you next year!