Peter Sprague’s Planet Cole Porter

Friday, June 16, 2017
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Museum Members receive a 10% ticket discount

Event Details

Local favorite Peter Sprague takes hold of the classic songs of Cole Porter and presents them in a new color of samba, funk, salsa and jazz. “Just One of Those Things” swinging fast and morphing over to funk, “Love For Sale” taking a trip to Cuba, “Night and Day” arcing with the moon in Brazil and “Every Time We Say Goodbye” nice and gentle just as Cole intended it to be.

San Diego-based guitarist, composer and producer Peter Sprague is loved and respected locally and worldwide. He has recorded numerous albums and continues to produce talented artists at Spragueland, his recording facility in Encinitas. For this show he is joined by Rebecca Jade on vocals, Tripp Sprague on sax and flute, Gunnar Biggs on bass and Duncan Moore on drums.


Guest Details


Peter Sprague

Peter Sprague

Local San Diego guitarist Peter Sprague is known far and wide in the jazz and music community.  He is an award-winning guitarist, producer, arranger, teacher, mentor, collaborator and much more. He has been a guest artist on many records and performed and toured with Chick Corea, Hubert Laws, Dianne Reeves, David Benoit, Sergio Mendes and many others.  

Peter taught music at both California Institute of the Arts in Los Angeles and the Musicians Institute in Hollywood. He continues to teach every summer at the annual UCSD Jazz Camp in La Jolla, CA.

Peter was involved with the legendary record label GRP Records on a number of projects. He arranged Chick Corea's song "Spain" for the GRP All-Star Big Band record and video. This performance featured Randy Brecker, Lee Ritenour, Dave Weckl, Ernie Watts among many other jazz legends. Peter was featured on David Benoit's GRP releases Letter To Evan and Shaken, Not Stirred. Also on GRP Records, Sprague played on Eric Marienthal’s recording One Touch featuring Russell Ferrante, Jimmy Haslip, Alex Acuna, and Ivan Lins.


Rebecca Jade

Rebecca Jade

Vocalist Rebecca Jade has been described, by many, as having a chameleon-like quality to her voice, being able to deliver each song in a unique way. Yet, she has been blessed with a sound unlike anyone else. Music lovers express how her singing induces a genuine feeling within them, and many have stated that she has the ability to transfer the emotion of each song to her listeners. Rebecca has opened for the likes of Boyz II Men, Erykah Badu, Vanilla Ice and the late Teena Marie, and sang background vocals for Kenny Lattimore. She has performed for Rev. Jesse Jackson and his guests at the Rainbow PUSH Coalition, for Drew Brees and Marshall Faulk at their Celebrity Golf Tournaments, as well as private events for Michigan State’s Basketball coach Tom Izzo and NFL Charger Antonio Gates.


Tripp Sprague

Tripp Sprague

Saxophonist and flautist Tripp Sprague is based out of the San Diego area. He has performed extensively with the areas top jazz musicians including singer Kevyn Lettau, bassist Bob Magnusson, as well as Tripp’s brother guitar player Peter Sprague. Tripp's musical versatility has lead to invitations to perform from international acts such as jazz singer Mose Allison, Kenny Loggins, Motown legends Smokey Robinson, The Four Tops, and The Temptations.

Tripp has recorded on numerous C.D.s with such artists as Kim Carnes and Todd Rundgren. Tripp also co-produced and performed on the self titled CD from the group “Blurring the Edges” which won the “best pop-jazz ” album at the San Diego Music Awards. In 2006 Tripp released a straight ahead jazz CD featuring all his original compositions entitled “Wall to Wall”. Tripp also runs a recording studio from his home where he has produced and recorded CDs for numerous local artists. ‘Wall to Wall’ is Tripp’s first self-produced CD.


Gunnar Biggs

Gunnar Biggs

Bassist Gunnar Biggs has been a prominent figure in the musical environment in Southern California for over forty years. He is often the bass player of choice for numerous jazz ensembles and recording sessions in the region. His performance credits include several southern California jazz festivals including the Kool Jazz Festival, La Jolla Jazz Festival, Ocean Beach Jazz Festival, Jazz in the Parks in Carlsbad, Pt. Loma, and La Jolla. TV appearances include KPBS’ Club Date and the Emmy-award winning documentary, “Three Generations of the Blues.” Gunnar is a known quantity in San Diego music venues, maintaining a solid groove and studied understanding of the role of the bass across genres including Latin jazz/salsa, big band, Brazilian, straight ahead, blues and fusion jazz.


Duncan Moore

Duncan Moore

Duncan Moore is a premiere drummer and percussionist based out of San Diego. Playing a wide variety of styles, he works regularly in Southern California recording studios as well as performing with jazz, latin, rock and R&B bands. He maintains a home recording studio where he provides lessons, drum and percussion tracks for jingles, soundtracks, demos, and artist projects.  

Over his career, he has performed with a huge variety of artists, including: Gerald Albright, Mose Allison, America, Guy Barker, Suzy Bogguss, Carmen Bradford, Nick Brignola, Brian Bromberg, Ray Brown, Kenny Burrell, Bill Cantos, Kim Carnes, Dave Carpenter, Deanna Carter, Joe Chambers, Billy Childs, Jeff Clayton, Buddy Collette, Conti Condoli, Kristin Corb, Hal Crook, Bill Cunliffe, Billy Ray Cyrus, Denise Donatelli, Mark Dresser, Madeline Eastman, Sara Evans,Joe Farrell, Barnaby Finch, Bruce Foreman, Nenna Freelon, Curtis Fuller, Larry Fuller, Mike Garson, Hollis Gentry lll, Tardo Hammer, Holly Hofmann, Paul Horn, Eric Johnson, Henry Johnson, Jimmy Johnson, Wayne Johnson, Ricki Lee Jones, Geoffrey Keezer, Roger Kellaway, Julie Kelly, Pat Kelly, Steve Kujala, Steve Laury, Albert Lee, Kevyn Lettau, Little River Band, Kenny Loggins, Mundell Lowe, Bob Magnusson, Little Milton, James Moody, Mark Murphy, Wayne Nelson, Art Neville, David“Fathead”Newman, Juice Newton, Hod O’Brien, Darek Oles, Jamie O’Neil, Alan Pasqua, John Pattitucci, Art Pepper, Houston Person, Dave Pike, Frank Potenza, Hamilton Price, Collin Ray, Shorty Rogers, Jackie Ryan, Ali Ryerson, Bud Shank, Bob Sheppard, Bobby Shew, Charlie Shoemake, Dan Siegal, Tom Scott, Peter Sprague, Tierney Sutton, B.J. Thomas, Steve Wariner, Sean and Sarah Watkins, Bill Watrous, Bobby Watson, Ernie Watts, Mason Williams, Steve Wilson, and Mike Wofford... just to name a few.

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