Just back from San Francisco, CA playing with bassist/composer Lisa Mezzacappa at the De Young Museum in Golden Gate Park working out some the material for Glorious Ravage, a song cycle Lisa composed to accompany four films put together by Bay area film makers. premiering next month in Southern California before a two night run in San Francisco at the beginning of October! To learn more on that amazing project, check out Lisa’s website and even spread the word if you can.
Later this month, I run the Advanced Jazz Vocal Summit for the New York Jazz Workshop for the 6th year! The Summit lasts four days and I’ve organized a nice gig at the Lexington Hotel, smack dab in midtown on FRIDAY, AUGUST 21st to feature the vocalists from this year’s session. Very happy to provide this opportunity to the students and I’ll perform a few tunes myself. On TUESDAY, AUGUST 25th, I’m on the Harlem Jazz Series doing a program called In Praise of Ornette with Kenny Wessel (guitar), Sean Conly(double bass) and Darius Jones (alto saxophone). This is a great afternoon Jazz Series, curated by the fantastic trombonist Craig Harris. I’m so excited about this! Finally back at the 55BAR with the stupendous Sam Newsome on soprano saxophone and the ridiculous Ken Filiano on double bass on THURSDAY, AUGUST 27th for the Early Set. That will be a thrilling ride for sure..
Finally a BIG thank you to all that came to the residency birthday hang at the 55BAR on July 30th..it was beyond expectation. So much love and great spirits in that space!!! Thanks for being there with me in person and it spirit. I felt it strong. Here is a clip from the evening if you missed it.
More news in early September about the Fall and beyond…Happy Summer for now.
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