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W.W. Lowman + Thousand record new album in FR/Chicago, I’m coming for you/Patricia Barber dates/V Day cupcakes

I just arrived back in Brooklyn from a week of writing/recording a new album in Marseille, FR with my brothers, W.W. Lowman and Thousand. It was quite an amazing trip and I can’t say enough good things about the residency program we participated in at Montevideo. The staff there are just genuinely good people and took care of us, and everything we needed for the duration of our stay. As a result, all we had to worry about was making music, which is so rare in grown-up life. In the end, we wrote seven really solid songs from scratch, recorded them, and played a sold out show at the end of the week. And, of course, we had some amazing food and wine along the way! Oh yeah, and lots of Pastis. It was truly inspiring experience and I feel incredibly lucky to have been a part of it. Thank you, Montevideo and W.W, Lowman!

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Bill and I trying out our new wine koozies


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View from our balcony

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the band!

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Milo soaking it all in right in front of our pad. The recording studio/bar/venue is in the building directly to the right of the frame. Very convenient :).

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writing/rehearsing.

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One of the many beautiful churches in Marseille.

Looking ahead, I’m really excited about getting back together with John Tate (bass) and Devin Drobka (drums) for a midwestern tour in a few weeks. Here’s the dates:

3/18–Skylark (Chicago)

3/19–Bar DeVille (Chicago)

3/20–914 New Music Festival (914 N. California) (Chicago)

3/21–The Jazz Estate (Milwaukee)

3/22–Tonic Tavern (Milwaukee)

3/23–The Fountain (Madison, WI)

I’ve really missed playing with Devin since he relocated to his native city of Milwaukee, so this is going to be special!

Looking farther ahead, I’ll be touring with Patricia Barber in May and June in North America and Europe. Click on her name for specific dates. I, for one, am very excited about Portugal and Norway! I’ll be touring with Ms. Barber through the duration of 2013, so keep checking back for updates.

In the middle of all this, there are a handful of scattered NYC/Brooklyn dates that I’m very much looking forward to with Swimmer and the Lena Bloch 4tet. Music music music!

Oh yeah, and I thought I’d be festive for Valentine’s Day, so I made these chocolate/cinnamon/coffee cupcake with Nutella buttercream frosting!

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Tony Malaby added to Branded Saloon 1/17

Great news to report – the incredible saxophonist, Tony Malaby, will be joining my band for our concert at the Branded Saloon in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn on 1/17! Tony is one of my favorite musicians anywhere, and is one of the main reasons I wanted to move to NYC. Here’s to making our own dreams come true!

1/17/13 – Dave Miller Quartet (feat. Tony Malaby, John Tate (bass), and Billy Mintz (drums)) @ Branded Saloon, 8-10pm

If it’s your thing, RSVP on Facebook.

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Kevin Kizer Quintet “Aspects” (BluJazz) album release at the Jazz Showcase, 1/29/11 … Duo w/ Bridget Davis in NYC @ Ella Lounge Thursday!

A band that I’ve been a part of for a few years now, the Kevin Kizer Quintet, will be releasing it’s debut recording, “Aspects”, on BluJazz Records at the Jazz Showcase in Chicago this Sunday night from 8-9:30.  We’ll be playing most of the songs off the record and probably a few others, as well.  Kevin and I have played numerous concerts together as part of the longstanding Chicago band, Ted Sirota’s Rebel Souls.  He’s a creative and unique saxophonist, and I’m really glad he’s got a record out under his own name, now!  hope to see you at the Showcase!

New York friends – I also will be playing with the lovely vocalist, Bridget Davis, at the Ella Lounge in the Lower East Side on Manhattan this Thursday from 8-9pm.  Hope to see you out!

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