A lot is happening this summer folks! I'll try to breeze you through it nice and easy.
The band I am in, Culture Cinematic, opened for the headliner at Jazz In June in Norman, OK. It was an incredible experience to get out and get heard by the masses. We have been rehearsing and gigging plenty around Oklahoma City, but it was great to be apart of a larger outdoor festival, especially Jazz in June. The festival served as a warmup for our studio time in July to record the new album at the UCO Jazz Lab. If the concert showed us anything, it was that we are ready to hit the studio and collaborate in sound as one. I am very excited to see how this progresses! They have a ton of pictures, sounds, and links already up on the Culture Cinematic Facebook page in the link above. Please check us out and give a listen! Our next performance is July 17th at Belle Isle Brewery.
I am now teaching guitar lessons in Norman, OK on Thursdays at Infinity Music Arts Academy. This is a great company ran by musicians! The majority of their faculty are faculty and/or students at the University of Oklahoma. I look forward to joining the team and being able to network down in Norman! If you need lessons in Norman on guitar, or any instrument for that matter, then I suggest you check out Infinity Music Arts Academy. They have plans to expand into a new location with a stage so students not only get one-on-one music lessons, but they will have the opportunity to perform together on stage. This is the only non-collegiate environment of it's kind in all of Oklahoma! Students will get the best instruction available in the state, along with being able to practice and perform on a real stage! This is a great environment for building confidence and stage presence!
The end of July and throughout August host several gigs I am excited about! Lottinvilles Restaurant and Bar in Edmond will have 'Brian Belanus Duo' on July 31st, August 1st. On August 21st and 22nd I will bring a trio with my good friends and original tunes! Then we wrap up the summer on August 29th with another duo gig and on to Fall!
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