Of the many blessings I received in 2018, the greatest was the wonderful milestone birthday celebration (“the BIG one”) held at Music Hall Detroit on May 22. Great music, good friends, delicious food and beverages…who could ask for more? Some of my favorite artists performed: the Al McKenzie band featuring the amazing sax man Dave McMurray; the sultry songstress Penny Wells; the consummate jazz singer Kimmie Horne. To top it all off, after sitting and enjoying my favorite local entertainers, it was MY turn! I got to do a set with these amazing artists.
Thanks to Brenda Perryman for doing the MC duties as only she can. Thanks to friends old and new who made it such a special evening. Thanks especially to my wife, Kishna Arien Sharif Tarver, for pulling everything together and for understanding what this birthday meant to me.
I’ve attached a video recap of my set for your New Year’s Eve enjoyment. Take a look at the slide show before the closing credits – there’s a good chance you may be in there!
Looking forward to making more good memories with family and friends in 2019. Happy New Year!