Thursday, June 20, 2013

Good Friends and Good Music

Last night was my 40th Birthday Concert.  It was really great to have so many friends there to play music and to listen, to eat and to talk.  I am so grateful to have such loyal, generous, and talented friends and family that fill my life with music, joy, and meaning.

The band: Al, Evan Stan, Lorne, Brad, Curtis, Dennis, Len, Me, Clyde
The music was a real variety show including my Quartet with Len and curtis as guests, the Quartet with Dennis and Brad in various trombone duels, a duo with Stan, quintet with Evan, Stan, Clyde and Brad, and a rousing version of "Footprints" to end the night.  The feeling in the room was truly uplifting and beautiful all evening.  Thanks everyone!

Next up is Pat's Pub on Saturday with Dave Robbins Electric, opening for Scofield on Tuesday with that same band, then Len Aruliah Sextet at Place Des Arts on the 29th, my sextet at Granville Island on Canada Day, then on to the South Delta jazz festival from July 2-6 and, finally, a gig with len's sextet at El Barrio on July 11.

I'm really looking forward to this intense period of music making.
Please come out to the gigs and say hello!

Here's a short except from the final tune of the concert: