Frank Lacy Quintet at Smalls

One of the things I miss most during the pandemic is the live music shows put on by the Art Alliance here in Cloverdale. I sketched each event as often as I could.

But recently I’ve discovered Smalls Jazz Club in NYC, a hoppin’ Greeenwich Village basement club that’s streaming free live shows.

Thanks to a sizable donation by Billy Joel, Smalls was able to kickstart the livestreams and also pay the musicians the usual gig rate even without a live audience. Thanks to Mr Joel and Smalls for making my life in isolation so much bigger.This was painted yesterday from a live stream of the Frank Lacy Quintet.