I’m thrilled to be presenting some new music next weekend at Smalls with a new group featuring Kevin Hays, Mike Moreno, Matt Clohesy and Kendrick Scott. We’ll mostly be playing material composed during my time as a resident at the 18th St Arts Center in Santa Monica, where I was the 2014 Make Jazz Fellow. Two sets starting at 10:30pm.
I’m so honored to have been a part of “The Thought Of You”, Otis Brown III’s new release on Blue Note/Revive. Otis is an old friend from back in the New School days, and this record is like a family reunion of sorts. Pick up your copy here.
I had a great conversation with my friend Leo Sidran the other day for his podcast called The Third Story. You can listen here. Enjoy!
For a limited time I’ll be sharing some of the tracks from MOBRO on my soundcloud page. Today’s feature is 2nd Rejection featuring Sachal Vasandani and Ryan Scott. Enjoy!
Click here to read it: JazzTimes June 2014
My good friend Greg Bryant has started doing a podcast. Greg is incredibly knowledgeable, and we had a nice conversation about MOBRO among other things. Keep in mind that this was early in 2013, so some things are a little out of date. The first part is a great history lesson on Gene Ammons, Stanley Turrentine, and Eddie Harris, too. Check out the link to listen.
The record release was a huge success. So much fun to play the music from MOBRO again. Thanks to everyone who came out. And now on to this week. Tomorrow I’ll be playing the record release party for Emilio Solla‘s “Second Half” at The Jazz Standard. Showtimes at 7:30 and 9:30. And then this Friday and Saturday I’ll be with Helen Sung‘s group at Smoke. We play 3 sets starting at 7pm.
We’re only doing one show per night, at 9pm, so make sure to get your tickets early. We’d hate for you to miss it. This band is incredible: Johnaye Kendrick, Sachal Vasandani, Miles Griffith, and Becca Stevens on vocals, Shane Endsley on trumpet, John Clark on horn, Alan Ferber and Josh Roseman on trombones, Mike Moreno and Steve Cardenas on guitars, Joe Sanders on bass, Rodney Green on drums, and Roberto Lange on sound design. See you there!