john francis

john francis

"Route 66" with Patrick Crossley and Roger Lewis / Bonus: Fueling A Tour With Free Cooking Oil

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"Route 66" performed by Patrick Crossley (Upright Bass and Vocal) and Roger Lewis (Trumpet) at the Wichita Baha'i Center on May 1, 2011. Video is followed by a discussion about Patrick's Mercedes Benz that runs on cooking oil that he gets for free from Chinese restaurants. His fuel costs for the round trip from New Castle, Pennsylvania to Wichita, Kansas and back did not cost him a penny. The panel includes. from left to right: John Francis, Wilfried Fathi, Roger Lewis & Patrick Crossley. Patrick Crossley has worked with many notable jazz artists. Currently he works regularly with Pittsburg-based pianist, Frank Cunimondo at the Omni William Penn Hotel. He has also free-lanced extensively as a performing and recording bassist in New York, New Jersey and throughout New England. His recording credits include albums with Dash Crofts (formerly of Seals and Crofts), the Frank Cunimondo Trio and the jazz group, Catro. Patrick regards his participation on his son Adam's recent album, "Anvil of a Heart," as one of his most cherished experiences. Roger Lewis is one of the most successful freelance trumpet players in the Midwest, having performed in bands and orchestras backing many well-known artists including Dizzy Gillespie, Vic Damone, Mel Tormé, Ray Charles, The Manhattan Transfer, Michelle LeGrand, Elmer Bernstein, Russell Garcia and The Bahá'í Peace Orchestra and others. Lewis was also part of the 60s rhythm and blues show band "Fabulous Flippers." He has been the director of the instrumental music department at Butler County Community College in El Dorado, Kansas since 1987. Wilfried Fathi is a highly respected visual artist with a master of fine arts. He works with all sorts of media. John Francis is an American guitarist and composer, best known for his use of extended-range classical guitars and his eclectic compositional style. He has also been director of the Wichita Guitar Society since 2003. For only the "Route 66" video look here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PcqOuObe2ag For just the alternative fuel video look here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o_Jb0ilPcqI