DBLWIDE_CHARM_5.7X5.2in_FTCVR hiresIm so thrilled to be bringing Double-Wide to Dizzy’s this Wednesday, August 3rd. Dizzy’s is one of my favorite rooms to play in the city, and this will be my first time there with this band. It’s going to be a great night. We’ll be playing tunes from our latest release, “Charm”, as well as some old favorites from our first two records. Head here for tix. Hope to see you there!

So happy to be in Japan again. This is my first time here as a leader, so it’s extra exciting. And I’m very lucky to have Kendrick Scott and Yasushi Nakamura joining me for these gigs. We’re mostly in the Tokyo area, but also heading over to Nagoya and Kyoto. Spread the word! Complete itinerary is below. More info on the shows page.

6/10(金) Pit inn(door 19:30 – show 20:00) / Tokyo /
6/11(土) Swing Hall(door 15:30 – show 16:00) / Musashino city Tokyo /
6/12(日) Star eyes(door 18:00 – show 19:30) / Nagoya city /
6/13(月) Le club jazz(door 19:00 – show 20:00) / Kyoto city /
6/15(水) Body & Soul(door 19:00 – show 20:00) / Tokyo /
6/16(木) NHK Fureai Hall(FM Radio Session ’16) / Tokyo /
6/17(金) Lifetime / Shizuoka city /
6/18(土) Body & Soul(door 18:00-show 19:00) / Tokyo /

I’m honored to announce that we will be bringing The Ice Siren to The Jazz Gallery this weekend as part of their 20th anniversary concert programming. The Ice Siren was a commission by The Jazz Gallery and debuted in May, 2009. It was a collaboration with playwright, Andy Bragen. Check out a sample here.

February 19th and 20th at The Jazz Gallery, 7:30pm and 9:30pm sets. Advance tix are here.

Featuring:
Gretchen Parlato and Miles Griffith – vocals
Hiroko Taguchi and Olivier Manchon – violins
Todd Low – viola
Cristopher Hoffman – cello
Marcus Rojas – tuba
Daniel Sadownick – percussion
Chris Dingman – vibes
Mike Moreno – guitar
John Ellis – saxophone and clarinets
JC Sanford – conductor

Thanks to Fred Kasten and WWNO for letting me talk about “Charm”. Always been a fan of Fred’s. Listen to the interview here:

Can’t wait!

Thursday, October 8th
Snug Harbor
626 Frenchmen St, New Orleans
Double-Wide w/ John Ellis, Matt Perrine, Jason Marsalis, Alan Ferber, and Gary Versace

Friday and Saturday, October 9 and 10
The Jazz Gallery
1160 Broadway, NYC
Double-Wide w/ John Ellis, John Altieri, Jason Marsalis, Alan Ferber, and Gary Versace

Double-Wide’s new record, “Charm” comes out next Friday, September 18th. It’s your last chance to pre-order. Don’t wait!

I’m happy to announce that the iTunes pre-order for “Charm” is up and running. There are two tunes you can check out right now, so what are you waiting for? Also, if you want to pre-order the physical CD, you can do that right now through my band camp page. Can’t wait for you all to hear this one!

I’m thrilled to announce that I’m playing with my sextet at Dizzy’s at Jazz at Lincoln Center this Tuesday August 4th. You can buy tix here. I’m so lucky to have this extraordinary band with me for this special occasion: Kendrick Scott – drums, Kevin Hays – piano, Mike Moreno – guitar, Eric Miller – trombone, and Rick Rosato – bass. We’ll be presenting mostly new music from my time as a composition fellow at the 18th Street Arts Center in Santa Monica last year. Sets are at 7:30pm and 9:30pm.

Also, if you want a little sample of our upcoming DW record (out Sept 18th), we’ll be playing in the street this afternoon at One Penn Plaza (between 34th and 35th St and between 7th and 8th Ave). One set at 6pm.

Hey hey! “Charm” will be released on September 18th, but you can pre-order it today (and download a track from the album, as well) IMG_4531