Saturday, April 28, 2018

The Pianist

The pianist in this case is a woman named Gaynor Trammer and we first had the pleasure of hearing her last Tuesday night at Suzy's our local live-music-every-night bar and grill.  Tuesday nights are her regular gig, but if you miss Tuesday night, Wednesdays from 1 to 2:30 p.m. you can enjoy her playing in the Torrance Memorial Hospital lobby where a grand piano holds pride of place.  She also has daytime gigs at Silverado, a senior facility on Prospect in Redondo Beach.

She has a vast song book and encourages her beaming audiences, "Tell me what you want to hear!"  And rips right into into it with no sheet music!  This is awesome all by itself.  Her latest CD "A Time for Love" is a compilation of movie themes.  There are 28 different songs, all of them played by heart.  Which is kind of a "So?  What's special about that?" to her.

These local gigs indicate that she is slowing down from a career that sent her literally around the world on the Princess Cruises and her favorite ship, the SeaCloud, built in 1931 for E.F. Hutton and his bride Marjorie Merriweather Post.  At the time, it was the largest privately-owned private ship in the world.  The couple divorced, but their ship sailed on.

It's a great way to see the world - from a piano bench with free room and board and  a salary.  Encourage your kids to "See the world!  Practice that piano!"

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