4/15/16- Spring
4/16/2016 - It's April 15th and I'm finishing my teaching year here at the University of Manitoba. It's been another fun year! This last semester I led the big band, really enjoyed that! Also last weekend I played with the Winnipeg Symphony orchestra for the first time. Just a short solo on a Pops concert. We did the music from Sgt. Pepper by the Beatles- really great arrangements! And the orchestra and the Art of Time Ensemble, who led the concert, all sounded wonderful, really a fun gig! This next Monday April 18th will be our final Big Dig Band gig, and Wed. the 20th will be the final Hang/jam session with the students for the year. We've been having quite a few recitals in the evening to adjudicate in the past month or so, and some really great ones! Very proud of our students! In a little more than a week I'll be back in NYC for the spring and summer. I have a nice gig doing my music coming up April 28th at the Kitano with a great band featuring Bryn Roberts, Matt Clohesy and Quincy Davis. A couple days later I'm working with some high school bands in New Jersey.  In May, June and July I'll have gigs in NYC with Alan Ferber, Scott Reeves, Pete McGuinness, Bill Charlap and others. I'll also have gigs in June at the Winnipeg Jazz Festival. I'll be on sabbatical from teaching in the Fall. I have some more touring that's tentatively scheduled for that period. I also hope to make some progress with a book I've been working on about jazz musicians. And I want to do more writing for Nonet, Big Band and orchestra, among other things. I'll keep folks posted here and on Facebook as things come up. Thanks for checking in and have a great Spring!
4/15/16- Spring
It's April 15th and I'm finishing my teaching year here at the University of Manitoba. It's been another fun year! This last semester I led the...
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