How is summer treating you? Summer is treating me fine and I survived just passing another time around the sun and celebrating 17 years of marriage to my great hubby, Jochem van Dijk, by hibernating in a cabin in the foothills of the Catskills. I closed out July with another celebration – the two year anniversary of my residency at the 55BAR on Thursday, July 31st! It was an amazing night of music and new collaborations. To help me celebrate I asked a bunch of special guests to stop by including reedist Daniel Carter, Michael Attias and the great Will Connell!
Just as August entered, I once more had the honor to play with the wonderful multi-instrumentalist/composer Tyshawn Sorey on SUNDAY, AUGUST 3rd, closing out his week long residency at The Stone! We had an explosive set, following an intense set with vocalist Jen Shyu. What a great night of music that was and so damn honored to be a part. I also applaud Tyshawn for programming one hell of a week at the Stone and how cool of him to close out the run with vocalists on his final night! And the music – OMG. Here’s a fresh video below of the proceedings, courtesy of Don Mount.
Now into August, slowing down just a tad but still a few things in town if you’re around…I’ll be at The Lexington Hotel twice in August continuing the DUO series through the presentation of the New York Jazz Workshop with guitarist Anders Nilsson on TUESDAY, AUGUST 12 and with Kenny Wessel on TUESDAY, AUGUST 26 playing jazz standards. Anders and I are back in DUO at the 55BAR this month as well on THURSDAY, AUGUST 28th, this time though as the ExPosed Blues DUO, honing our Ornette Coleman program and more favorites. Check all the details on the GIG section of the FV website for more details.
Cheers to you!