Celebrating two jazz icons & Snarky Shows Scheduled!
Monday, October 2, 2017
Monk & Diz at 100!
This month will see the centenaries of two American legends -- the iconoclastic pianist and composer Thelonious Sphere Monk (October 10) and pioneering trumpeter and musical innovator John Birks "Dizzy" Gillespie (October 21).
To celebrate this moment in music history, I'll be leading an all-star band of musicians at Baltimore's leading venue for live jazz.
Tickets are now available for the only two live performances of the music from new album! One show in Bethesda, one in Baltimore, and that's it!
Get yer tickets now, because these shows will have the largest audiences for any CD release shows ever. Period.
These concerts will feature ALL of the songs from the new record, plus mini-sets from all of the vocalists who sung my snarky ditties -- David Kitchen, Flo Anito, Billy Coulter, Damon Foreman, Black Betty (Jenny Langer), and Chris Urquiaga. All backed by a crack house band consisting of pianist Sean Lane, guitarist Steve Steckler, bassist Russ Rodgers, and drummer Wes Crawford.