Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Summer Has Arrived

It has taken about ten days for me to adjust to the idea that summer break is here. Now I can go to play in public in a little better rested condition. What a luxury!  This last Sunday was a long day of music, but I had the pleasure of playing with a wonderful jazz band for a dinner/dance fundraiser. It was great to fill in for John Bennett and to play with Wayne Travillion and Dave Duthie again, along with Dave Evans on reeds, Brent Martens on guitar, and Sam Foulger on drums. Great band, great music.

I just received the video of our MelloMac Spring Concert.  This was our Gershwin Show, and it features Kit Taylor on piano, Dave Duthie on bass, and Ron Leach on drums.  Find it on youtube at and enjoy!  You will easily see that George Gershwin is one of my favorites.

See you at the Portland City Grill on Fridays at 5 p.m.

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Happy New Year to all!

It looks like we are sold out at Gracie's tonight, but the musical celebration will continue into the weekend.  I will be at the Portland City Grill a little later this week (6 pm to 9 pm) to ring in the New Year.  Also check my calendar for Wednesdays in January and February at the PCG.

I hope 2015 is a great year for all of us.  Happy New Year!

Friday, December 26, 2014

Hear the Angels Sing video

Hear the Angels Sing by Gus Pappelis and sung by Portland's Holy Family Catholic Church Choir on Sunday, December 21st.  The octavo is published by Oregon Catholic Press (edition 11991).

Monday, December 22, 2014

Hear the Angels Sing at last night's concert

You can listen to Holy Family's wonderful choir perform my composition Hear the Angels Sing at their concert last night. I hope you enjoy the song.  Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Last of the Christmas concerts

Two concert nights left. Tonight at 5pm my Christ the King choir sings at our home parish, and then later at approx. 6:30, I will join the Holy Family choirs as they sing their concert theme song (and my composition) Hear the Angels Sing. Tomorrow, my choir will sing at the Grotto's Festival of Lights at 7pm

Friday, December 12, 2014

Holiday Favorites tonight

This close to Christmas, it is hard to resist playing all the seasonal favorites.  The music starts at 5pm at the Portland City Grill Yamaha Grand.  Come on up for Portland's finest happy hour and songs to complement our city's festive holiday spirit.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Friday is Gershwin Night at the Portland City Grill

This Friday, September 26, marks the birthday of George Gershwin.  To celebrate, I will be featuring his songs at the Portland City Grill Yamaha grand.  Bring some friends and your list of favorite songs and join the fun.  The music starts around 5 p.m.