Summer 2015...
6/25/2015 - I'm in a hotel in Vancouver as I write this, on Wed. June 24th, nearing the end of a series of gigs with the Curtis Nowosad Quintet, with Derrick Gardner, Will Bonness, Steve Kirby and myself. Curtis and I flew to Winnipeg last Thursday the 18th. I played with the Big Dig Band that night as part of the Winnipeg Jazz Festival. The next day I rehearsed a student group and then performed with Curtis' quintet. Saturday I rehearsed the kids again and Sunday we performed. The great drummer and band leader Otis Brown III also performed with one of the bands that day as well. We also went to the jam session every night, after performances by Otis's band, Jimmy Greene's group, Dave Holland, Eric Harland, Chris Potter and Lionel Loueke, and Esparanza Spaulding, among others. Esparanza and many other musicians sat in at the jam sessions, which made it a blast. Really a great festival in Winnipeg this year! Then we went to Edmonton, Victoria, Vancouver today, and Medicine Hat tomorrow. After that I'm back in NYC for most of the summer. Though we have a couple of gigs in Halifax in July. First time there, looking forward to it. I'll also have some more gigs with Alan Ferber this summer. We played a few gigs in May and June, and recorded in late May, think it came out great! I'm also doing quite a few gigs with Max Weinberg this summer, along with Sean Smith, and a few small gigs of my own. The spring up until now has been incredibly busy, with a faculty tour of Western Canada, a couple days in Colorado with the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, The Irish American Artists and Writers Group, gigs with Alan, Max, et al. Later this year I'll be working with Bill Charlap, doing a week in Brazil for a saxophone festival, playing a trio gig in Winnipeg at CCFM, and going back to Honolulu at the end of the year. But first I'm looking forward to lots of time with my kids in NYC, getting to the beach, and having time to write and practice this summer! Thanks for checking in...
Summer 2015...
I'm in a hotel in Vancouver as I write this, on Wed. June 24th, nearing the end of a series of gigs with the Curtis Nowosad Quintet, with Derrick...
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