Summer of 2014, NYC
6/19/2014 - It's been a great start to the summer so far, back here in NYC. I finished up my teaching in Winnipeg in April, had a couple trips since then, including one back to Winnipeg for a very fun Fats Waller tribute concert in early May, as part of their Asper concert series. The other trip was to N. Car. to play with the Carolina Philharmonic, really a thrill! We played some Bird with Strings on the first half of the concert, always wanted to do that with an orchestra! Then on the 2nd half of the concert we played some Coltrane- the ryth section and I played Mr P.C., and then we played an arrangement I wrote for the orchestra of Naima. That was really an amazing experience! First time writing for the orchestra, what a thrill! Since then I've played as a side man with a number of groups here in NYC, and done a couple gigs of my own. I've also been subbing on a Broadway show for the first time- After Midnight. That's been a blast! Great cast, great music, most of it Duke, and the band is killin'! In the coming weeks I'll be doing the show again, performing at Trumpets in NJ w/Pete McGuinness, the Pinehurst Jazz Festival with a co-led group, The Jazz in July Fest at the 92nd st Y w/ Bill Charlap, et al, and doing a trio gig of my own at the Neighborhood Church of Greenwich Village, among other things. In mid August I'll be going to Winnipeg for our school's jazz camp, with Steve Kirby, Quincy Davis, Derrick Gardner ( pictured above), as well as Larry Roy, Will Bonness, Anna-Lisa Kirby and other special guests. Between now and then I hope to get plenty of sun, exercise, and time at the beach with my sons and friends. Have a great summer!
Summer of 2014, NYC
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