December gigs

Here’s my list of gigs for December, featuring an exciting DC Jazz Jam with the great Fred Foss on alto sax, and performances with Barbara Papendorp (12/26) and Aaron Myers (12/28).

I’m also celebrating the release of Making Up For Lost Time at a house concert on the 13th. Please let me know if you’re interested in that, so I can send along the details. 

In addition to all that, I’ll be going into the studio with the Lucky So & Sos to record a couple of tracks for a future release. Stay tuned for more info about that project!

Happy holidays and Happy New Year!

The album project is underway!

Just completed recording 11 tracks for an upcoming album of original tunes, which I hope to release later this year. I had the privilege of recording at the superb American University studios with Mike Harvey and his crew of talented graduate students, who made it easy for us to capture the work of 11 musicians in a variety of configurations.

I’m deeply grateful to the DC and Baltimore area artists who contributed their talents and ideas to this project:

  • Aaron Myers
  • Andrew Frankhouse
  • Barbara Papendorp
  • Ele Rubenstein
  • Herb Scott
  • Lionel Lyles
  • Mark Saltman
  • Paul Jung
  • Percy White
  • Tony Gudell

I’m looking forward to hearing the final product and sharing it with you.

Thanks to Tony for the photos!

“Without You” at the DC Jazz Jam!

Thanks to Tony Gudell for capturing this performance by Barbara Papendorp and the DC Jazz Jam house band of my song “Without You” at the jam on May 14, 2017. With Percy White, bass, Mark Caruso, guitar, and Will Stephens, drums.

I’ll be playing with Barbara at Bistrot Lepic on May 24, and with Tony at Acadiana on June 18. Hope to see you there!

April 2017: Playing the Fool at Mr. Henry’s, plus first gig at Acadiana

Here’s my live music schedule for April 2017. Please come out on April 1 (seriously!) for what promises to be a fun and foolish show with Barbara Papendorp (and special guests) at Mr. Henry’s. We have a great band and fun selection of songs for the season, including some of my Spring selections.

I’ll be at Acadiana on Easter Sunday, April 16, with the fine vocalist Tony Gudell and a trio. This is my first show at this elegant Cajun restaurant in downtown DC, and we’ll be presenting an equally elegant program of American standards, including some lesser-known gems and a couple of my originals.

Barbara and I are back at the Blue Bar at the Henley Park Hotel on the 22nd, another chance to play their grand piano. After that, I’ll be back with Aaron Myers and the band to close out the month with a show at Mr. Henry’s on the 28th.

Hope to see you!

Valentine’s at the Bistro

Barbara Papendorp and I entertained the diners at L’Hommage Bistro Francais in DC with a couple of hours of American and French standards plus one of my originals (“Without You”). We also took the opportunity to record a video for this week’s Jam of the Week, celebrating Harold Arlen. Here’s “Come Rain Or Come Shine” from the Arlen/Johnny Mercer songbook.

Autumn Leaves for JOTW

This week’s “assignment” on Jam Of The Week was “Autumn Leaves,” which gave Barbara Papendorp and I a chance to record our version for this amazing online musical community. We perform this regularly in our shows around Washington, DC. Our next two are on Oct. 21 (tonite, 7:30 pm) at the Henley Park Hotel (10th & Mass Ave NW, DC) and Weds. 10/26 at 7 pm upstairs at Bistrot Lepic on Wisconsin Ave NW.

“Snowing In Vegas” on CD

snowingcover150Just in time for the holidays, you can purchase the Aaron Myers holiday album “Snowing In Vegas” on CD. It’s a collection of fun seasonal music, and features three of my original songs, including the new DC classic “Stand Right”.

You can buy the CD on this site for only $10 (plus $1 for US shipping).