Showing posts from September, 2010

Jam Session @ The Local 269 and Lime Leaf Tuesdays

On Sunday, I played the first free jazz session at The Local 269 with Evan Crane and Matteo Liberatore. It was CRAZY FUN. As in, equal parts crazy and fun. It's going to be a regular weekly thing, so stop by on Sundays at 6pm, grab a drink, or sit in. I'll be there ;)

In other news, I've started playing every first and third Tuesday at Lime Leaf, in addition to my weekly Thursday night stint. That means a new trio (featuring Rema Shimamura on keys and Ryan Gottchauk on bass) and 50% more Thai food per month. Wheeee....


Thanks for checking out my new website. There's so much going on right now in the city. Last Saturday, I went to the Charlie Parker Jazz Festival in Marcus Garvey Park and saw Revive Da Live, JD Allen, Jason Moran and the Bandwagon, and (gasp) McCoy Tyner. It was unbelievable (despite the fact that I accidentally sat on an anthill at one point, there were NO seats available!). Still, the vibe was great. There's nothing like Harlem in the summertime. :)

I also just finished up a tour with the Kevin Haden Trio this past month. We ventured upstate and into Boston, then back over to Pennsylvania. Getting my djembe chops together...hopefully they'll be at another level for our next tour.

As for myself, I've got a few shows coming up with my new group, Free Association. I'm so excited to be playing with some of my favorite musicians. Check out the Schedule for details. Hope to see you all soon!

Stay beautiful,