On the horizon: Greg Ward 4tet @ Jazz Gallery, Patricia Barber 4tet in Europe, Ted Sirota’s Heavyweight Dub/SCIENTIST collab.
Here’s a healthy dose of updates of what’s going on for me in the near future. Lots of exciting stuff!
I’ll be playing at the newly relocated Jazz Gallery in NYC with my musical brother in arms, Greg Ward on April 12th. Greg and I went to college at Northern Illinois University and have been playing together regularly in various bands (Ted Sirota’s Rebel Souls, blink., etc.) for about a decade. We’ve also played each others’ music a lot and have developed a very strong musical relationship. Greg is, bar none, one of the greatest musicians I’ve ever played with, and has always been a huge inspiration for me. His music is challenging, but also very engaging, accessible, and absolutely grand in scale. I’m looking forward to playing it again, along with heavyweights Zach Lober (bass) and Tomas Fujiwara (drums).
After that, I have a couple more gigs in town with the Lena Bloch 4tet (feat. greats Frank Carlberg and Billy Mintz) at the Finnish Cultural Center, and with John Tate for his Artist’s Diploma Recital and Juilliard, where we’ll be playing in front of, among others, the legendary bassist, Ron Carter. Please see Performances for an updated schedule.
At the end of the month, I’ll be leaving town for a 3 week European tour with Patricia Barber. We’ll be visiting Portugal, Germany, Turkey, Germany, the Netherlands, and Norway. We’ll also be doing some festivals in Canada in June. Stop by and say hello!
And last but not least, I’m extremely honored to have been asked to take part in the Ted Sirota’s Heavyweight Dub recording which will be produced by none other than the Jamaican dub reggae legend, Scientist! Here is the link to the Kickstarter for project backing. Please consider contributing or sharing with anyone you think might be interested.
Thanks for reading, hope to see you OUT soon!