Here’s the update on my live performances for December 2019.
I’m also happy to announce the release of the first video from Making Up For Lost Time. Enjoy “All I Ever Lost”:
I’m honored to be performing at this year’s HillFest on October 12. This is the third annual free jazz festival put on by the Capitol Hill Jazz Foundation. It promises to be a memorable day of superb music. I’m planning a fun set featuring new arrangements of tunes from Making Up For Lost Time plus some other surprises.
The all-day festival on the 12th caps four days of activities, including a conference and education workshops.
Stop and spare a moment for a tree!
I’m thrilled to announce that my debut album Making Up For Lost Time was nominated for three Washington Area Music (Wammie) awards, including Best Jazz Album and Best Jazz Song for the original songs “Alternative Facts” and “Let’s Wander.”
The awards will be announced on March 30 and 31, 2019 at a music conference and awards concert presented by The MusicianShip, a non-profit music education organization sponsoring the awards program.
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).
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!
At long last, my album of original songs “Making Up For Lost Time” is complete and ready for production, scheduled for release on November 7. The album features 11 compositions (9 with lyrics) and features 10 of the DC area’s top jazz performers.
I’m thrilled with how the music came out. I’m also thrilled with this super cover photo, shot by the brilliant DC photographer Darwyn M. Dave.
I hope you enjoy the finished product, coming soon to CD Baby (digital and CD) and your favorite digital music services.
It was Original Songs week on Jam Of The Week (week 244!), which gave me an opportunity to revisit “As Water Covers The Sea,” an instrumental piece I wrote a couple of years ago. While practicing the tune for the recording, I found a few bits that didn’t sound right to me, so I revised the melody and chords a bit to improve (IMO) the overall harmonic and melodic flow. I’m much happier with the revised version. Hope you enjoy it.
I was happy to join the Lucky So & Sos at Exiles Bar in DC on May 12, doing our part to keep the Funk Parade groove after the parade and into the night. Here are some live recordings from the event – we plan to go to the studio later this year to record some of these tracks for real.
It’s a snow day in Washington, DC. Here’s some music for a day inside (hope it’s a warm place).