I’m very excited to announce that I will be touring with Concord/Blue Note recording artist, Patricia Barber, beginning in April. My dear friend and her normal guitarist, John Kregor, is having a baby in the spring and will be staying off the road for awhile. I met up with Patricia when I was back in Chicago for the holidays. We played a little, talked a little, and decided it was a good fit! Patricia has a great new album, Smash, coming out January 22nd on Concord Jazz. She’ll be touring for it throughout the year and I’ll be stepping in midway. So far, it looks like we’re going to Germany, Turkey, Portugal, etc. I’m very much looking forward to it!
Check out everything Patricia Barber.
I’m also excited to announce some gigs I’ve got coming up with my own music:
1/17 – Dave Miller/John Tate (bass)/Billy Mintz (drums) @ Branded Saloon (Brooklyn)
John is an old old friend and my favorite bassist. Many of you know him. Billy is a veteran of both the LA and NYC jazz scenes and has played with everyone. I’ve been doing some gigs/recordings with him and Lena Bloch, which have been fantastic. Billy is an incredible drummer and just has that vibe, if you know what I mean.
1/31 – Dave Miller/Adam Cote (bass)/Shawn Baltazor (drums) @ Branded Saloon (Brooklyn)
Adam and Shawn are fantastic musicians and, coincidentally, my neighbors, too! Great dudes, great vibes…looking forward to making some music together.
3/14 – DM + TBA @ Lark Cafe
Jake Henry, a great trumpet player, is curating a new series at the Lark Cafe in Ditmas Park. The room is really nice and I’m free to do whatever I want, so stay tuned for details on this…
My NYC trio with John Tate and the great Devin Drobka (drums) will be doing a mini-tour in the midwest in March. These are my dudes!!! Devin has relocated to Milwaukee. We miss him, but he’s doing lots of great stuff out there, so if you’re around, check him out. We’ll be playing all of our originals and will probably have some very special guests. Here’s what we’ve got so far:
3/18 – Skylark (Chicago)
3/19 – Bar Deville (Chicago)
3/20 – 914 New Music Fest (Chicago)
We also plan to hit Milwaukee and Madison, so stay tuned!