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U.K. TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED:
I'm very excited to announce a series of performances in the Sussex/Brighton area mid-June through early July. I'm really looking forward to playing with British jazz luminaries Terry Seabrook, Jack Kendon, Godfrey Sheppard and Cookie Jones, among others. Five dates are confirmed, with several pending. Please check my calendar page for info and updates. Thanks to my good friend Mike Andrews for making this happen!
Recording is underway for a new album my originals, tentatively titled "Fraize Book". One session and 5 tunes are in the can, wih a second session happening in mid-March. It's my good fortune to have Jon Ozment (piano), Paul Pieper (guitar), Nathan Kawaller (bass), and Leland Nakamura (drums) doing such incredible things with this music! And Gizmo Recording Company couldn't be a more relaxing, easy place to work in! You can see some in-studio video footage of the first session on my video page.
I'm putting this project on the front burner in order to have it released by June 1st. Stay tuned for updates!
Guitarist Joshua Bayer has released his new CD, now titled "Six by Five". It features me, fellow saxophonist Paul Carr, organist Todd Simon, and drummer Harold Summey. All original tunes by Josh and it swings like mad.
Buy it here!
Since last fall I've been part of the roots/country/bluegrass project Bold Deceivers. I'm playing mostly accordion and melodica, along with some penny whistle and tenor saxophone. It's a gas learning to play the squeezebox, and I truly love playing this music! We're starting to hit the DC/ Bmore bar scene and a few music festivals. We also plan to get some recording done this spring. Click th BD link above to visit our Facebook page for news and updates.
The release of "Chord Lines/In the Groove", the new organ record featuring Mark Stanley (guitar), Greg Hatza (organ) and Leland Nakamura (drums), is being delayed while I fast-track my current CD project. I now hope to get it done by summer's end… We got some great sounding stuff in the can, but now I'm thinking of adding a horn section to a few tracks. Plus my learning curve for mixing and mastering at home progresses slowly…
I have openings for a few more private students in my home studio, the Jazz Cave. I take in-person students by referral only, but also offer Skype/Facetime lessons for all others. I offer private lessons in saxophone, improvisation, theory and composition. Please contact me for info on rates and availability.
Thanks again for stopping by. Please check back often for updates on performances, recordings, teaching and other activities. I hope you will feel free to contact me with any comments, suggestions, or just to say hello.