Happy Valentine’s Day!

In honor of Valentine’s Day, enjoy these original songs about love & lovers.

Without You: an old-fashioned song about lasting relationships

The Heart Says: a song about love, patience, and donuts

And finally, Snow Day, a seasonally appropriate song about the challenges (and promises) of relationships in winter weather

Nerd recap

I had a great time playing MetroSongs with Jason Mendelson and the Open Doors at Nerd Nite DC on Feb. 11.  We covered nine stations in this performance, ending with a very energetic “Mall & Chain (Pentagon City)”.

At the gig, Jason brought out the MetroSongs Vol. 2 CD, “Party Train”. This edition includes my piano playing on track 3: “Ice Skating at the Archives”. Please check out MetroSongs.org for more info on how you can get your very own copy (Vol. 1 is available as well).

Back on the jazz side, I’m back at the Black Fox Lounge in Dupont Circle on Friday the 17th, with vocalist Aaron Myers and the Black Fox Ensemble: yours truly on the piano, Percy White on the bass, and Will Stephens on the drums. We’re fresh from our successful performance at the French Embassy Valentine’s party on Feb. 10, so it should be another fun evening!

Playing for my people

I’m back at the Black Fox this Friday Feb. 3, with the Black Fox Ensemble (Percy White on bass and Will Stephens on the drums). Aaron is out of town, so we will be backing vocalist CaShandra J (and perhaps some additional guest vocalists). Should be another enjoyable evening of standards and surprises.

On Saturday Feb. 11, I’ll be joining Jason Mendelson and the Open Doors to play MetroSongs at Nerd Nite, a celebration of smarts and music at DC9 (9th & U Sts NW in DC). Tickets are $10 for the show, which starts at 6:30 pm. As a former mechanical and software engineer, I feel that I’ll be playing for my people, and am looking forward to the nerdly vibe.

Playing for my people...

In addition to the above, Aaron Myers and the rest of the Black Fox Ensemble are still on track to play at the Soirée Saint-Valentin on Feb. 10 at La Maison Française in the French Embassy in NW DC.

Third Friday at the Fox + une surprise française

Hope you can join us this Friday, Jan. 20, for our regular third Friday evening of jazz & cocktails at the Black Fox Lounge in Dupont Circle, with Aaron Myers and the ensemble. As always, there’s no cover charge for the music. The show starts around 9:30 pm.

Looking ahead to February, I will be performing with Aaron and the band at a Valentine’s Day party (or soirée de Saint-Valentin) on February 10, at La Maison Française, the House of France at the French Embassy in DC. You can find more details about that event on their website.

I’ll also be at the Black Fox with Aaron and the band for our regular first and third Friday shows, Feb. 3 and 17.

I’m also working on putting together a gig of my own at the Fox in late March. More info on that closer to the date.