December 2017: Bistrot Lepic and Snowing In Vegas!

Here’s my live music update for December 2017. It’s a light month, with only one performance schedule so far, at Bistrot Lepic on December 4 with Barbara Papendorp.

As we move into the winter and the holiday season, I invite you to check out the holiday album I recorded with Aaron Myers, “Snowing In Vegas,” which you can purchase on CD or find on your favorite streaming site. It includes original holiday and seasonal songs from Aaron and me, plus creative takes on Christmas classics.

Hope you enjoy these video highlights from the album.

“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!

Inspiration from indignation

In the US, we’re now all acquainted with the phrase “alternative facts”, following a contentious interview with an official from our new Presidential administration. “Alternative facts” is nonsense as policy, but is an excellent name for a song, so I wrote one. I think of it as drawing inspiration from indignation (or perhaps frustration) at the current state of our politics. I hope you enjoy it!

new original: As Water Covers The Sea

Here’s a quick rendition of my new instrumental tune “As Water Covers The Sea”. Enjoy!

To hear more original music, please check out the holiday CD “Snowing In Vegas,” which I recorded with DC jazz/soul vocalist Aaron Myers. It’s available on CD and through your favorite streaming services: Spotify, SoundCloud, iTunes, Amazon, and others.