|Bill Saitta, Patty Peterson, Linda Peterson|
|Jay Lewis, Bill Saitta and Patty Peterson|
|Tom Keenlyside, Jay Lewis and Bill Saitta|
Linda Peterson was the featured musician of the week at Backstreet Bistro and she gathered a talented group of musicians that included beautiful vocals from her sister Patty Peterson, Bill Saitta on Bass and Jay Lewis on Drums. Linda is one of the most popular musicians in the Valley because of her wonderful work on the Piano, her marvelous voice and her pleasing personality. Joining Linda and the group tonight was her talented sister, Patty who recently arrived in town from her family home in Minneapolis. The Peterson family is famous in the Minneapolis area because of all the wonderful music everyone in their large extended family performs.
Linda Peterson always allows local talented vocalists to sit in with her when she is performing. But when she has the opportunity to play some straight ahead Jazz, she really sparkles! Tonight was one of those opportunities for Linda, and she took advantage of it providing great Jazz vocals and solos. As you will see in the attached "Youtube" Linda has a great love for her sister Patty's musical talents and has no problem giving up the spotlight to her.
Patty Peterson has been singing since she was a child. If you are in the Peterson family performing comes naturally. She has a strong, clear voice and truly understands the lyrics in the great evergreen songs she sings. Her phrasing is dead perfect as is her pitch. Singing with musicians you don't know and who have no charts to follow is always difficult but tonight Patty and her supporting musicians made it seem simple. It was a great night for Jazz under the stars on the Backstreet Bistro patio, and we all hope Patty returns soon so we can hear more of her vocals.
Linda Peterson is always busy working at different venues in Southern California. On Wednesdays she performs at The Palm House in Palm Springs. She is doing a vocal presentation with talented singer, Lenny Kay on Thursday at Backstreet Bistro from 3 to 5. On Friday she is performing from 5 to 8 at FIX located on El Paseo in Palm Desert. On Saturdays, she performs at Backstreet Bistro from 12:30 to 3:00. And finally on Sunday she plays at Chef George's in the lounge from 6 to 9 pm.