Just back from London or working with the New York Jazz Workshop on a great team-building venture for Thomson Reuters top execs. A great team to team build with in Marc Mommaas, Marco Chelo and Michael Markus. Another bonus of this trip was spending some quality time with a cousin I lost touch with and hadn’t seen in close to 40 years. Lots to catch up on and we got right too it. Added to all this loveliness was a last minute invitation to sit in with a great trio at the Vortex in London last night.
Back home and back at it!
Tonight (FRIDAY, MAY 19) I’m joining Sexmob at Symphony Space to do our take on Gil Scott Heron’s seminal civil rights classic “The Revolution Will Be Televised” alongside. Jaimeo Brown and Martha Mooke and Rahzel then on SUNDAY, MAY 21, I’m appearing on the final night of the wonderful Satoshi Takeishi’s Stone Residency featuring Ned Rothenberg (reeds) ( His residency is a NYT pick and our set on the 21st is highlighted in the feature!) That set focuses on Satoshi’s compositions for Japanese death poems and they are just lovely.
Then next THURSDAY, MAY 25 back at the 55bar with Marvin Sewell on guitar and Sean Conly on double bass. The second time I’ve bought this duo in and it’s fresh….7-9pm, No Cover. Jaimie Breezy Branch on trumpet will not be joining us as previously mentioned.
I round out the month performing as part of Spectacle! Up in Hartford, CT on SUNDAY MAY 28th with a 15 piece ensemble put together by guitarist Joe Morris and trumpeter Stephen Haynes. The group is amazing, including William Parker, Hamid Drake, Daniel Carter performing in small groups and closing out the afternoon as a full ensemble.
Thanks for reading and see you soon for June!