NEWS AND HIGHLIGHTS

Many New Dates are being posted —- dates with Copley, James & Pic’ (CJP) and The Founders, as well as The Al Copley Band. See the Schedule for these and more events.

It’s cooking along very pleasantly at le Grand Bellevue here in High Season in Gstaad (the fabulous international resort in the Berner Oberland) through March 11th…… a couple of dates near Munich…..

….and then —- PARIS March 15-19 — The Al Copley Trio and his American Rhythm Section (Steve “Big Swing” Peck & “Blue” Lou Bocciarelli )!!

Europe for the Winter. NB: We have set the Schedule page to List View, because there is a glitch with the Calendar View, Our apologies ! Squarespace is working on repairing this glitch. These are all contracted dates. Occasionally there are unexpected changes to this list, but if you'd like any more info directly from us, please contact us. After all, you make the gig ! If you have a date you'd like to book, please contact us as well in that case -- maybe we can rearrange the book to accommodate you.

The Newest CD, "Here's to Life," is available now. Come and get it !

The banner photo is from JazzAscona, taken by the marvelously talented jazz photographer Alessio Pizzicannella. (See here for the photo.)

All Al Copley CDs are on sale at concerts, and here to listen to and to purchase.

(See Schedule for all dates and info.)

 

Here is a link to a video of Al at the 1997 Montreux Jazz Festival, opening for Eric Clapton. Click here (clip starts after advertisement but the ad only comes the first play.)

Yet another video surfaces, this one from the 1994 Saint Chaumond Blues Festival, this is the opener of a concert with Ana Popovic and Joe Louis Walker.  Click here ...Right before is a BB King Jam from the 1997 Montreux Jazz Festival for your enjoyment.

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-- Duke Ellington, "Music is my Mistress." p. 38

GENIUS

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-- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart