Late Summer 2014...
8/15/2014 - I had a great late Spring and Summer here in NYC. I got to spend lots of time with my sons, including a very fun day today at Coney Island with them- swimming, go carts, the aquarium, and rides; first time on the Cyclone since I was a teenager! Got to play some racquetball with my buddy Pete, and we took some boxing/fitness lessons with Jenaro Diaz, always a fun challenge! And I got to spend lots of time down by the Brooklyn Promenade, near my apt. in Bay Ridge, where this photo was taken. I love walking, jogging and riding my bike down there, and seeing a miraculously beautiful and unique sunset each day. I played some really fun gigs with great friends and musicians here in NY and elsewhere the past 4 months since I left Winnipeg. Looking forward to heading back to Manitoba tomorrow for our jazz camp, and starting the new semester in early Sept. After getting two books published, finishing my Masters, starting a jazz choir, writing some big band charts and my first arrangement for orchestra, among other things last year, I think it's going to be a quieter year... Hopefully! Certainly a lot less traveling than last year- 14 trips to and from NY, a 29 day tour of Japan, plus other gigs. But I'm looking at the possibility of trying to do a Doctoral degree. Not sure how, or when, but at least thinking about it. Having gotten into the habit of writing I figure I might as well put it to some use. In the coming months in Winnipeg we'll be doing our regular weekly gig, The Hang, as well a performance at the Winnipeg Art Gallery next week, a Faculty Gala Sept 18th, and I'll also be doing some concerts in early October with the Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra. Before that though I'll be back in NY for a gig with Pete McGuinness on Sept 21st. Have a great end to the summer and start of Fall!
Late Summer 2014...
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