Dafni's 14th Annual Birthday Show and Record Release!
This year's birthday show will also be a record-release event for Dafni's final recording -- a six-song EP, "And If We Say Goodbye," recorded and produced by Jeb Lipson, performed by Dafni with her band (Mark San Filippo, Geoff Rakness, Debra Tala) along with Tony Gilkyson and a cameo from Rick Shea. Preston Edmondson mastered the songs and they sound beautiful -- a fitting finale to Dafni's recording career.
The show will feature: 4 pm: The Richard Glaser Band 5 pm: Sarah Stanley & the Starlights 6 pm: The Ben Vaughn Ensemble 7 pm: The John McDuffie Trio 8 pm: A discussion about the making of Dafni's EP with producer Jeb Lipson and band members 8:30: Dafni tribute set -- about a dozen of Dafni's songs sung by various Cinema Bar favorites, backed by John, Geoff, and Mark
Once again, this show will be a fundraiser for the Dafni Amirsakis memorial fellowship at UCLA. Thanks to support from our scene, two $1000 awards have already been presented to graduate students in the chemistry department where Dafni worked for so many years. Let's fund it for another year! Hope to see you at the Cinema on Sunday July 28! Oh, and it's a potluck -- bring something yummy for the back patio! With love, Pete (Dafni's husband)