The Brett Laquercia Group - Classic, Soulful, Passionate, Elegant
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New Web features, magazine article, music festival, gigs

This week I upgraded our Website so it will load and play music and videos on mobile devices and tablets.  Long overdue!  I also uploaded full screen versions of the great article written about us in Platinum Urban Magazine.  It looks great.  Visit their Website www.pumagazine.com and to see the full current edition visit http://issuu.com/platinumurbanmagazine.  So Jazzed up and pumped about tonight's gig at the beautiful Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek.  Looking forward to having Chuck Smith on Bass and Patrick Carr on Keys tonight!  Will be working on new tunes today and tweaking our repertoire, adjusting keys, making fixes to our charts, etc.  Musical housekeeping.  Also, I am excited to "pre-announce" that it looks like we will be playing at the new Dallas City Performance Hall for the Jazz Collective event on September 28th.  Stay tuned for more!  Finally, all indications are that we will be on "D Magazine: The Broadcast".  The show is M-F 9a to 11a on KTXD.

I am honored to be asked...

It's been a great couple of weeks, singing at at the Tuesday night Jazz Jam at Sandaga 813, having my family here visiting from NYC and getting to come and meet my Jazz family at Sandaga. I am also honored to have been asked to sing the National Anthems of the US, Israel and Canada at the Jewish Federation's National Leadership Conference in Dallas this Sunday.

Freddie Jones will be with us in March!

We're excited to announce that the accomplished Dallas Trumpeter Freddie Jones will be our guest soloist on Saturday, March 23rd at the Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek.  Please make your plans now for this unforgettable evening of music in the most beautiful room in town.

Meanwhile, we hope you enjoy these pictures from our performances at the the Tower Club in Dallas...

An incredible Night at the Mansion on Turtle Creek

Another superlative evening for the Brett Laquercia Group last night at the Mansion on Turtle Creek.  We were so ON!.  I must have spent an hour and a half working on our set list earlier that day.  It pays off.  The song selection was perfect.  My voice felt so good, so strong.  The band was incredible.  Having Brad Leali with us on Saxophone was such a wonderful experience.  I look forward to welcoming his incredible presence back to the stage with us.  Thank you to the audience, Mansion guests, who were so appreciative all night.

Something to get excited about this Saturday

Here is something to whet your appetite for this Saturday at the Mansion Bar with the Brett Laquercia Group.  Take a peek at the bio of our guest soloist, Saxophonist Brad Leali.

New songs on our Website, a December to remember, and an upcoming show

I've let too much time go by without an entry here.  I've spent this entire morning editing songs from our November 10th gig at the Mansion and uploading snippets to the Website.  So far She's Not There and Stormy.  December, 2012 was an incredible month, with 2 gigs at the beautiful Tower Club, one at the Mansion and one at Private Social restaurant for New Years Eve.  Our next gig at the Mansion is coming up on Sat and I have lots to do...fixing songs, adjusting keys, getting new charts.

A week in a musical life

It's Friday, December 7th.  Dave Brubeck died this week 1 day shy of his 92nd birthday, and I've been obsessed with the song "Charade," Henry Mancini's composition from the movie of the same name with Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn, among other.  My daughter Lily and I got into an incredible recording of it by Bobby Darin, last weekend.  Together we learned it.  It woke me up last week one morning at 4:30 am and wouldn't stop in my head.  Also Skylark's Wildflower, beautifully done by New Birth.

Welcome to our Blog

Welcome to the new Brett Laquercia Group Blog, where we will keep you up to speed on happenings, in our musical world, what we are anticipating, adding, and getting psyched about. 

Well, we had our HUGE return to the Bar at Mansion on Turtle Creek in Dallas on Saturday, November 10th, 2012, and it was truly a magical evening.  I felt it was our "best gig ever."  It only gets better from here.  We've added so many songs in the two years we've been away from the Mansion, and I have become a much more proficient and confident in my role as a leader.
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