Happy to share that "Beloved" is officially on the first round ballot for the 2016 Grammy Awards (category Best Jazz Instrumental Album) if you are a voting member of the academy, please consider us, and if you enjoyed this record please get the word out!
Release of "Beloved" on Truth Revolutions Records! This disc features Frank Kozyra on tenor, Luques Curtis on Bass and Jonathan Barber on drums. I love this band, and I'm very grateful to all who contributed to this project in some way, and excited to be able to share the music with music lovers far and wide. See MUSIC page for a link to purchase in a variety of forms.
Jazz Vespers at St. Peter's Church , NYC 5pm. I'll be playing iSpark and Echo in a quintet setting with Frank Kozyra, Jen Allen, Matt Dwonszyk and Jonathan Barber. We'll be premiering and video recording brand new compositions that I've been commissioned to write by Spark and Echo Arts: http://www.sparkandecho.org/ Check it out! It's certainly the largest art project I've ever been a part of, a long term effort to collect a variety of artworks in response to every book of the bible.
June 28th - July 2nd
Dizzy's Club Coca Cola, late night sessions, 11:30pm nightly. This will be the NYC CD release event for Beloved, and I couldn't be more excited about having a whole week together in one of my favorite rooms in the world. We'll be playing all the music from Beloved, as well as newer compositions and arrangements. Frank Kozyra on tenor, Jonathan Barber on drums, Luques Curtis (6/28) or Matt Dwonszyk (6/29-7/2) on bass.
Be sure to check out the Calendar for more appearances. Stay in touch!