Hello all, I hope that everyone is enjoying their summer. I'll admit that one of the best things about being a teacher is the summers off! I miss the students dearly, but can't complain too much about sleeping in and catching up on orange is the new black.
Lately I've been very busy playing music with dear friends. I just got back from 10 days in Europe at the Umbria Jazz Festival in Perugia Italy with the Allan Harris Band. I ate more gelato than anyone should, got to see a ton of inspiring music and spent time with some of my favorite people.
Next week I'm excited to go back into the studio with the great Ben Schachter. It's hard to believe that it has been 8 years since we recorded our first album as a trio! Since then we have continued to play becoming closer musically and personally. Ben has always been one of my greatest musical inspirations and I look forward to sharing this music with you all. This time around we are adding the great John Swana to the mix, and will be spending a few more days in August recording a third album.
On Tuesday July 26th at 8 pm I can't wait to take the stage with the incredible Michael Blume. I have played in Michaels band for about a year now and always look forward to it. He is one of the most talented, compassionate and intelligent artists that I know. Please check out his latest music video of his song "Colors" here. If you are in the New York area tickets for the show can be purchased here. You won't regret it!