Jul 1 2015

Summer Sessions…

Summer means mojitos and music, jazz and jamborees, and summer series of concerts…  I am thrilled to be part of a big band touring in Toronto at Taste of the Danforth Festival, Scarborough Civic Centre, and a private event at the Scarborough Country Club. I’ll also be featured as part of the KAMA Jazz Series Thursdays along with the Scott Neary Ensemble.  More writing is underway for the next album with some amazing award-winning collaborators.Stay tuned to more updates on Facebook and Twitter.

We’re deep into writing for the next album, and thrilled to be collaborating with some amazing award-winning artists, noted jazz artists. For the upcoming material and tour dates, I’m excited to have a polished new jazz-centric arrangement with the band, and some crooning vocals. Takes me back to my youth listening to Chet Baker, Billie Holiday, Tony Bennett and newer artists like Diana Krall and Harry Connick Jr. Expect some standards from the golden era of Broadway and film, and some WWII songs to be added to sets along with new original “standards.”

“We’re gonna be a part of it, New York, NY.” On March 21, we’ll be playing at the iconic Rockwood Music Hall! So excited to have a set at this amazing venue, joining the likes of Rockwood alums like Lady Gaga, Mumford & Sons, Jessie J, Natasha Bedingfield, Punch Brothers, Billie Joe Armstrong of Greenday, etc!
Stage 1 @ 6pm, no cover/PWYC, so come out for a pre-dinner drink and hear some new material. Merch available for purchase.

For the third year, we’re excited to be joining the folks at the Distillery Christmas Festival. Time for some nog and xmas music, plus some of my new material. Fun, free, and festive! Check the website for more info at www.torontochristmasmarket.com

I am heading back to L.A. in July after years of being separated from the sunny coast where I grew up. Come join me and some great musical friends on July 27th (8pm) at Hotel Cafe in L.A., and thanks in advance for passing this on to friends and family in the LA area! While the show will be family-friendly, the venue is 21yrs+. Other artists who have performed in the space include Adele, Meiko, Katy Perry, Minnie Driver (returning July 17), and many more, so I’m looking forward to seeing you out for a fun summer evening to celebrate my birthday a couple days early!

HOTEL CAFE | https://www.hotelcafe.com   1623 1/2 N. Cahuenga Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028. Tickets: $10 @ www.hotelcafe.com/tickets