Tunes on Tuesday: Park Road Serenade

Why this tune?

I wrote “Park Road Serenade” in mid-2020, and shared it first in a livestream concert.
This was one of the shows sponsored by Mr. Henry’s restaurant in Washington, DC. The tune didn’t yet have a title, so I asked for suggestions from the audience. Ian Taronji proposed the title I used – it fit the mood of the tune and recalls the place where it was written and first performed, my street in Washington, DC.

I had an opportunity to play it again on St. Croix, at the Caribbean Museum Center for the Arts. While I enjoy playing this one solo, I really want to play it with a group at a gig or jam session. Besides the energy of playing in a group, I always enjoy hearing how other musicians interpret my tunes.

Many thanks to the Mr. Henry’s team for supporting musicians through the pandemic year.

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Full solo piano track, recorded live on March 8, 2020 at the Caribbean Museum Center for the Arts in Frederiksted, St. Croix by Doug Canton.

Published by Oren Levine

Jazz pianist and composer in Washington, DC. Also a digital product and technology professional working at a small DC nonprofit

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