Happy Spring!! Happy Spring?
If you’re in the same city I’m in Spring feels like an elusive dream, stopping by for a day to kiss us gently and then it’s cold, cold, cold again. It’s not great, but what can you do? I just remind my self of my years living in Amsterdam when Spring could feel the same and I muddle through. This April we moved to a new home and my performing month started with a stellar benefit for the great, great Creative Music Studio (CMS) started by Ornette Coleman, Ingrid Sertso & Karl Berger, now co-run by musicians Steven Bernstein and Billy Martin. CMS is still going strong with workshops, performances and more (I’ll be heading up in June to teach and play myself!). So what an experience to feel all the love for this organization in the folks that came out and graced the stage including Marshall Allen, Marc Ribot, Cyro Baptista, Ingrid Sertso, Oteil Burbridge, Peter Apfelbaum, Joe Russo to name just a few, not to mention the packed house. Since then, it’s all about unpacking the new home and getting my teaching studio together (NOW it is!) before a blizzard of amazing shows coming up next week in NYC, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. Tell all your friends! Here’s what’s coming up deeper into April…
TUESDAY, APRIL 23 6:30PM
w MOOR MOTHER!
On the HighLine
Special Performance for the Reveal of
On the High Line/the Spur
30th St. and 10th Ave.
WEDNESDAY APRIL 24 8PM
City Winery 10th Anniversary: Honoring the great, great Roswell Rudd
Featuring Sexmob with John Medeski, Nels Cline, FV, Trombone Tribe + + +
155 VARICK STREET, NEW YORK, NY, 10013
THURSDAY APRIL 25 7-9PM
Songs WE Love/FV 55 BAR Monthly Residency
FV – voice
Michael Attias – alto sax
Dezron Douglas – double bass
Reggie Nicholson – drums
55 Christopher Street
No cover, 2 drink minimum
FRIDAY APRIL 26 8PM
The Outsiders Festival – Philadelphia, PA
Performance w Jamaaladeen Tacuma & Gary Bartz!!!!!
also featuring sets by New Ghost Ensemble, Retrograde, Marco Oppedisano (Guitar) and more.
Community Education Center (CEC), 3500 Lancaster Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19104
SUNDAY/MONDAY APRIL 28/29 4PM
ART SUMMIT 2019
The Human Journey: Creating the Story of US
With Amy K Bormet (pianist, bandleader)
Sarah Hughes (tenor saxophone)
Karine Chapdelaine (bass)
Shirazette Tinnin (drums)
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
2700 F Street, NW Washington, DC 20566
This will be an improvised performance based on the stories told during the daytime Summit.
Finally I want to share an outtake of a piece called ‘There They Are”, one of the compositions on an upcoming release with Darius Jones (alto saxophone) and Marika Hughes (cello). I posted this video on my FB page a couple weeks back and it’s received the most attention and praise of anything I’ve ever shared. https://youtu.be/5YVzW7WRLSQ
I think it’s special too! Not sure when the record will be released (working on it) and will keep you posted right here.
I hope all is well in your world.
Thanks for reading and see you out there!