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!

“Hanukkah Light” on the radio!

Happy to discover this week that the syndicated public radio music show Upfront Soul added my song “Hanukkah Light” to their playlist for their Dec. 19 show, which is being broadcast this week on the program’s home station, WERU in Maine, and several other community radio stations around the US. You can tune in in your town, or listen to the program online through PRX.

This recording is from “Snowing In Vegas,” the holiday album I recorded with Aaron Myers last year. There’s more original seasonal songs on the album, which you can purchase on CD (or stream at your convenience).

Happy holidays and best wishes for a musical 2017!

Happy Thanksgiving! Some songs for the season

Happy Thanksgiving to my American readers! I’m happy to offer a few musical “snacks” to add to your holiday preparations.

You can hear these live as well: I’m joining Barbara Papendorp and Amy Conley at their Capital Cabaret at Mr. Henry’s on Nov. 27 to sing about Thanksgiving. Barbara and I will perform more seasonal tunes at Bistrot Lepic on Nov. 30.

Here’s “Thanksgiving For Uncle Rob,” a song about the important non-culinary parts of the holiday, sung by Aaron Myers:

Back in the kitchen, I offer two comments on the meal, sung by Barbara Papendorp:

November 2016 gigs: two jams and the Bistrot

Here’s my performance schedule for November 2016: playing for both the DC Jazz Singers jam (Nov 6) and the DC Jazz Jam with guest artist Elijah Balbed (Nov 13). I’m then back at Bistrot Lepic on Nov. 30 with Barbara Papendorp and Daniel Brown.

snowingcover150Just in time for the holidays, the new CD of Aaron Myers’ holiday album “Snowing In Vegas.” We released the digital album last year, and produced real CDs this year for your listening and gifting pleasure. You can order the CD on this site.

“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).

June 2016 update: two more dates

Adding two more dates to my gig schedule for June 2016:

Weds. June 15, 5-6 pm: with Annelise Delcambre at the Glover Park Hotel Joining vocalist Annelise Delcambre for an hour of jazz in the lobby of the brand new Glover Park Hotel (2505 Wisconsin Ave NW), kicking off a new weekly series “Glover Park Grooves”. Free.

Thursday, June 16, 12-2 pm: DC Jazz Festival: Singing in the Parks with Aaron Myers The DC Jazz Festival Jazz in the ‘Hoods celebrates the National Park Service Centennial with this performance series presented by Events DC in collaboration with the Downtown BID. This is an exciting partnership with local clubs, restaurants, hotels and galleries in celebration of jazz in our nation’s capital. Franklin Square Park, K to Eye St NW, between 13th & 14th, Washington, DC 20005. Free entry.

May 2016: Jazz and Funk Parade!

Here’s my update for May 2016, which will be a very busy month for music. I have seven events on the schedule, including three shows (in three places) with Barbara Papendorp, a couple of jam sessions, and another exciting show with Aaron Myers. All that and the Funk Parade with the Lucky So & So’s!

Here’s my newest original song, “When The Morning Comes,” which I’ve had the pleasure of performing a couple of times with Barbara. This is from our premiere performance at Bistrot Lepic in March.