April 1st, 2019
Hey, Thanks for checking in!!!!
Early the very first morning of 2019, I had a very powerful
feeling that changes were in my future. Within days, this
premonition (of sorts), began…and continues, to be quite
By mid-January, an interesting employment opportunity surfaced…
an offer which I accepted. This was only the first of many
changes yet to come.
First and foremost, Charleen and I began a new chapter in
our lives, as we welcomed our first grandchild, Edward David.
In order to create space in our lives for these new opportunities
and responsibilities, I’ve had to step away from a few
projects such as the “What about Jazz” article
that I had written for the North Coast Voice magazine for
over 10 years.
In early February, I prepared the following announcement,
which was then posted to Facebook.com/facevaluemusic.
“Dear Friends and Followers,
After much consideration, the members of Face Value have decided
that the time has come to pursue separate musical paths. Though
this may come as a surprise, rest assured this was not a decision
made in haste, nor one containing any element of ill will.
We cannot find the words to express the immense amount of
gratitude we feel towards those of you who have shared your
time, laughter and love of music with us over these past 7
years. We’ve been blessed to have shared your friendship,
as well as one another’s, and countless fond memories
created, both on and off stage.
We also wish to extend our most sincere appreciation to the
many fine establishments who have invited and entrusted us
to perform for their guests.
We each hope to see you again very soon, as life leads us
upon this ever-changing musical journey. So, for now…as
Listening!...and of course…All Drink!!
Entering their 8th year as, “The Face Value Duo”,
Don and Rich will continue to perform at many of our North
Coast’s finest establishments. We will continue to post
their schedule, photos and events on this page, and now at
Facebook.com/DonPerrySaxman. If, for any reason, a new page
must be created, we will be sure to provide plenty of notice,
so that the transition will be as smooth and simple as possible.
Thanks Again! And God Bless.”
Charleen and I have been blessed to have made so many friends
through my involvement with music, and these relationships
continue to provide opportunities to enjoy music created in
a variety of settings and ensembles.
The most recent of these opportunities has
been 2 very amazing jam sessions at American Legion Post 103,
in Ashtabula. The immense success of these sessions has spawned
the creation of “Don Perry’s Jam-balaya!”
an evening of musical spontaneous combustion, involving some
of the North Coast’s most popular artists.
The event will take place at Laurello Vineyards on Saturday,
June 15th. Please mark your calendar and plan to attend, for
it is certain to be a night to remember.
Please be sure to watch the schedule page on this site, or
visit my recently activated Facebook page: Facebook.com/DonPerrySaxman
to follow the Face Value Duo or to learn more about my exciting,
The 2019 schedule will be somewhat lighter than in recent
years but I am committed to providing enjoyable, memorable
performances for musicians and listeners alike….See
As always, Thanks for Listening!
to View - Newspaper Article in the Ashtabula Star
Beacon on May 3, 2008
to View - Magazine Article in the North Coast Voice
on November 4, 2009
Clip of Don Perry Duo
Clips of Face Value