Mar. 28, 2023

I had a terrific time in Starkville, Mississippi at the Charles H. Templeton Ragtime & Jazz Festival. Besides playing in a trio with Jeff Barnhart and Dave Bennett, I gave presentations on Arkansas’ own composer-arranger-pianist-bandleader Alex Hill plus “Drum Styles and Techniques of the Classic Jazz Era.” Also, I got to play a little with the great pianist Scott Kirby and some Rockabilly duets with Dave Bennett.

Compliments are still being heard for the El Dorado Jazz Band set that we played earlier this month at Jazz Bash By The Bay in Monterey. I am working on some possible bookings for the band in 2023-2024. Meanwhile, here is another one of the excellent videos of the band, filmed by our friend Rob Thomas:

I am continuing to work on remote recording projects and one of them is moving forward after a brief pause. Meanwhile, I will post updates whenever there is news to share.

Best regards,


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