Gig Alert! And other news!
Hey guys, 2 emails from me in one month, so you know that means I have lots of news for you! ;-) So let's get right to it! First, I want to thank everyone who stopped by my set at the Arts Midwest Conference on Tuesday and Wednesday. It was 2 fabulous nights of music, the vibe was great, and the band was stellar. I want to give a very special shout out to Chip Vayenas who played drums, sang and put a killer band together for me, and to Dane Farnsworth on keys, Kevin Flatt on guitar & vocals, Aaron Hatmaker on bass, Crandall (show producer), John (soundman), Chris (stage manager) and all the wonderful staff under the Community Communications umbrella, including my agent Marty Sonnefeld! You guys were wonderful! Some interesting developements came out of this showcase, so stay tuned! Next up, the fabulous Ty Stephens and his band (The) SoulJaazz hit town tonite at the Blue Note and believe me when I say, you do not want to miss this show! If you're unfamiliar with Ty's work look him up on Youtube immediately, Ty is truly one of the most gifted singers I know. I could try and describe Ty's sound to you, but I wouldn't do him justice, so get yourself to the Blue Note tonite and witness him for yourself. It is my honor to be Ty's special guest so I will see you there!
Featuring: Richard Cummings (Keys/MD) Robert "RT" Taylor (Gtr), Ron "Rondew" Cordew (Bass) Tony Lewis (Drums) THE BLUE NOTE Date: Friday, Sept 13th, 2013 Time: 12:30 am *(be there early if you want to get a seat) Door: $20.00 131 West 3rd Street New York, NY 10012 212.475.8592 On Monday, September 16th I'm headed to Philly to perform at Chris' Jazz Cafe. My first performance in Philly so all my Philly folk and those nearby, come on out! Now's your chance ;-)
Featuring: Aaron Graves (Keys/Piano) Chris Parks (Bass/Gtr) Timmy Hudson (Drums) CHRIS' JAZZ CAFE Date: Monday, Sept 16th, 2013 Time: 8, 9:30 & 11pm Door: $10. with $5. minimum 1421 Sansom Street Philadelphia, PA 19102 215.568.3131 Then on Wednesday, September 25th I'll be in Nashville performing for the Performing Arts Exchange Conference, so if you're in Nashville stop on by.
Featuring: Kerry "KG" Greene (Keys) Steve Mackey (Bass) Louis Winfield (Drums) PAE CONFERENCE Date: Wednesday, Sept 25th, 2013 Door: Free Time: 10:15 601 Commerce Street Nashville, Tenn 37203 404.874.7244 And last, but certainly not least, on Wednesday, October 2nd I'll be making my Kitano Jazz debut with a stellar lineup of players. Make sure to make your reservations early 'cause this is an intimate little club with excellent food.
Featuring: Oscar Perez (Piano) Michael Blanco (Bass) Donald Edwards (Drums) KITANO Date: Wednesday, Oct 2nd, 2013 Door: $10. with $15. minimum Time: 8pm & 10pm 66 Park Avenue (East 38th St) New York, NY 10016 212.885.7000 By the way, look for me doing a couple things with Christina Aguilera in the next few weeks ;-)
Once again, lots of info, I know. In the meantime, keep up with the day to day shenanigans by joining me below (please follow & subscribe <3)
I'm taking my show on the road y'all! '
Cause mama said music can change the world.
Love you ma!
Hope to see you guys at a show.