Daily Archives: 12/06/2004

Jazz On The Seventh Day

No, not the fine radio show on KPRG, just an excellent Sunday night performance by Larry Franquez and his friends at the Holiday Inn.

Larry Franquez plays the drums
Larry is a professional jazz drummer who tours internationally yet still brings his love of music back home to Guam several times a year.

Forrest Harris on guitar, Francisco 'Ankie' Franquez on harmonica
One of the highlights of the evening was special guests Forrest Harris on guitar and Francisco ‘Ankie’ Franquez, Larry’s uncle, playing harmonica. Mr. Harris is 72 and Mr. Franquez is 84 and their joy at playing music is palpable.

Jammin' on Paper Moon: Dante Trinidad on piano, Mike DiAmore on sax, Forrest Harris on guitar, Lawrence Laguana on bass, Ankie Franquez on harmonica, Larry Franquez on drums, Rosanne Limuaco on vocals
Here’s the whole ensemble including Dante Trinidad on piano, Mike DiAmore on sax, Forrest Harris on guitar, Lawrence Laguana on bass, Ankie Franquez on harmonica, Larry Franquez on drums, and Rosanne Limuaco on vocals. They were playing Paper Moon at this point.

Rosanne Limuaco on vocals
Here’s a closeup of Rosanne. She’s got a hell of a voice and she put it to good use on several standards throughout the night.

It's a crummy picture, but this is Gen Advincula singing while Ankie Franquez accompanies on the harmonica. She's 24 and he's 84, but they both love music
My apologies this is a crummy picture and it looks even worse scaled down, but this is Gen Advincula singing while Ankie Franquez accompanies on the harmonica. She’s 24 and he’s 84, but they are both natural performers. And that girl can wail on the sax.

Here’s the flier that I received a couple weeks ago:

Holiday Inn
Resort

Presents

Guam Jazz LIVE
Featuring

International Jazz Drummer
LARRY FRANQUEZ

And

Guam’s only surviving pioneer musicians
Francisco “Ankie” Franquez harmonica
Forrest Harris guitar

With

Rosanne Limuaco vocals
Dante Trinidad piano
Mike DiAmore sax
Lawrence Laguana bass

Introducing
Gen Advincula alto sax/vocals