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Nov. 29, 2020

The Virtual San Diego Jazz Fest & Swing Extravaganza is almost over. I enjoyed playing a videotaped set with Captain John Royen’s New Orleans Rhythm and also seeing and hearing my friends Clint Baker, Andy Schumm, Katie Cavera, John Gill, John Otto, Dave Bock, Paul Asaro, Natalie Scharf, Riley Baker, Gino Meregillano, Mike Baird, Marc Caparone, Jim Barrett, Dave Stuckey and others. But as enjoyable as it was…I hope we are all playing LIVE at the San Diego Jazz Fest in 2021!

I have uploaded a few songs from a recent recording session onto DISTROKID and the music is set for release on Dec. 11.

Also, a recording project that began in October is nearing completion. I hope to make it available on BANDCAMP as well as DISTROKID in time for Christmas.

Meanwhile, be sure to check out https://halsmith.bandcamp.com/ and explore all the great music available by On The Levee Jazz Band, Kris Tokarski Trio, Swing Central, Brooks Prumo Orchestra, Michael Gamble and his Very Swinging Friends, Jonathan Doyle Swingtet and the Oxblood Melodians.

To end the month of November, here is the latest “Acapella” video performance by the “Big Five.” Enjoy!

— Hal

— Hal