Old friends, wine, jazz on a Sunday afternoon….and sketching

Friends, jazz , wine and some sketching all in one afternoon is wonderful, but when the musicians playing while you sketch ( and try to drink a glass of wine, all at the same time) ARE your friends, it’s even more magical. So when Sunna and Scott said they were touring the West Coast with their trio, how could I not go?

Here are some sketches of the trio, pianist Sunna Gunnlaugs, bassist Thorgrimur Jonsson and drummer Scott McLemore at Chez Hanny in San Francisco.


The most fascinating part of drawing during a performance is looking back at your work and seeing how much of it-the line, the color, the splatters, comes not from what you literally see, but from the performance itself.




I doubt I’d be articulate if I tried explaining what the trio’s music is about, you will just HAVE to give it a listen on their website sunnagunnlaugs.com. And If you’re on the West Coast in the US, they just might be in your town very soon. Check for dates and veneus on their facebook page.

About Suhita Shirodkar

obsessive-sketcher. graphic designer.
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8 Responses to Old friends, wine, jazz on a Sunday afternoon….and sketching

  1. You captured the night beautifully!


  2. darin says:

    I loved watching you do these while the show was going on – you need to come to one of my gigs some day! 🙂


  3. Frank says:

    Very cool, Suhita, would love to have sketches of future shows!
    Frank Hanny


  4. Pingback: Touring the US part 1 « Sunna Gunnlaugs : Icelandic Jazz Pianist

  5. watercolours are simply so fascinating…could never master that.. 😦


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