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A new video just came out from the duo concert I did with Marshall McDonald recently -- just the 2 of us, sax and bass. Here's the link, I think you'll enjoy "I Hear A Rhapsody": https://youtu.be/60WqbyIA8bo
An excellent brief video of the Dr. Joe Cardinale's jazz series at Ayuthai, Guilford, CT, was made by Swedish TV producer Lennart Wetterholm. You can see it on YouTube by clicking here. A swinging night preserved on video! Thanks, Lennart!
I’m happy to share with you an interview with me that recently ran in the International Musician – the organ of the American Federation of Musicians, of which I have been a member for many years!
Recent concert (below) at Sacred Heart Guitar Festival!
November Jazz ~ 11/4/2019 ~ upcoming gigs!
November came too soon, or so it seems, and the leaves have only just begun to fall around here. I’ve already had the pleasure of two nice gigs: on Saturday, I joined vocalist extraordinaire Atla DeChamplain (see below) and pianist Darren Litzie (below) for a star-studded reception at the Mark Twain Gala in Hartford. And on Sunday, The Premier Jazz Ensemble played a fund-raiser for the CT Compassion Club, an organization which cares for stray and abandoned cats. Yes… we were the “Cool Cats” in the event’s title! Here’s the rest …
On Sunday, November 10th, I’ll be back at Ayuthai, 2279 Boston Post Road, Guilford, from 6:00 -- 8:00 pm with the jazz series founder, Dr. Joe Cardinale on guitar, along with the renowned Gene Bertoncini on nylon string guitar. Should be amazing…
On November 16th from 7:00 – 9:30 pm, I’ll be at Smokin’ With Chris, 59 West Center St., Southington, CT, in the fine company of vocalist Atla DeChamplain, pianist Darren Litzie and drummer Ben Bilello. By now we have a massive repertoire of tunes – both original and standard – from our recent concert performances and our CDs.
On Sunday, November 24th, I have two public (and free) gigs:
From 10:30 am – 1:30 pm, outstanding guitarist Chris Morrison joins me and drummer Ben Bilello for the Jazz Brunch at Elm City Market, 777 Chapel Street, New Haven. This is another of those self-sustaining series of performances, audiences and artists. Many thanks to Alexa Apotria at ECM for keeping jazz alive!
That same evening, from 5 – 8 pm, another great guitarist Tony Lombardozzi and I will spin great jazz from OUR huge repertory at Jared Schulefand’s legendary Branford Restaurant, HOME. You gotta drop by this informal lounge, with great seating and an even better food & wine selection! The music is up close and personal.
On Saturday, November 30th from 7:30 – 9 pm, I’ll be accompanying some great tap dancing at “Traditions In Time,” hosted by the CT Tap Collaborative. The jazz quartet, led by guitarist Scott Rosen, includes Haneef Nelson on trumpet, myself, and Ben Bilello on drums. Tickets ($20) and a further description here. Carriage House Theater, 360 Farmington Avenue, Hartford.
Dipping our toes into chilly December, on Sunday, December 1st from 12 noon – 3 pm, I’ll be performing with guitarist/podiatrist Gary Grippo at Quattro’s Italian Restaurant & Bar, 14 Water Street, Guilford, CT. An authentic jazz brunch is on tap here, this week featuring the redoubtable pianist Donn Trenner, along with Barry Ries on drums and trumpet.
Hope to see you somewhere soon and as always, Thanks For Listening!