Wow, 2019 is in full swing, and my calendar is beginning to take shape. To make way for a musically fruitful year, this will be a winter of restructuring and reorganizing on a number of professional fronts, musically and otherwise. Late winter/early spring, I plan to get to work on the US release of "Skylark," the CD recorded in March 2018 with the electrifying Russian Trio of Ivan Farmakovsky (piano), Sergey Vasiliev (upright bass) & Pavel Timofeev (drums). I'm very much looking forward to unveiling "Skylark" as it's a meaningful snapshot in time representing the fruits of a very successful 2018 tour, and I think it's a worthy musical offering that folks will enjoy.
I'm looking forward to continuing to work with Raggs & the Allstars up and down the East Coast this year; making more music at some of my semi-regular spots including the Alex Speakeasy, Laporta's Restaurant & Jazz Lounge, the Jazz & Cultural Society, and many other local and regional performances spaces. I'm looking forward to headlining special concert events this year at Riderwood, Leisure World, the Chrysalis Amphitheater, among other noteworthy venues. It's still early (as of this writing) and the 2019 calendar is just beginning to fill. There's more to come, I'm sure, so stay tuned.
Thanks to everyone who's expressed interest in my music and for being a wonderful part of this journey. Life is short, so enjoy your journey, even the rough patches and the mistakes. With the right perspective, they'll make you stronger, more nimble, and wiser.
Best Wishes for 2019
"Life Is a Song"