Hotel opening gala in Philly

King of Prussia

Tonight I was invited to perform for the opening of a new luxurious Sheraton near Philadelphia. It is situated in a location called “King of Prussia”, and I had to ask them to repeat that about five times, because I couldn’t believe my ears. What an odd name! Here is the anectode: It is a census designated place which took its name in the 18th century from a local tavern named “the King of Prussia Inn”. It’s an interesting story and you can read more about it here.

My usual guitarist, Michael Valeanu, is out of town, so Adrien Chevalier, my usual violinist replaced him. But that meant we needed a new violinist now, so we asked Scott Tixier to join us. It was all very confusing and lovely. With Jérémy Bruyère on bass and Victor Prieto on accordion, we all had a lot of fun playing some cool French swing, eating mini-burgers and teasing the pretty cocktail waitresses. It’s always great to hang out with the French gang, they are wonderful musicians and we never spend more than five minutes without roaring of laughter.

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