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Jan. 18, 2023

My friend Michael Steinman just reviewed the New Orleans Night Owls “Messin’ Around” CD on the JAZZ LIVES blog:
https://jazzlives.wordpress.com/2023/01/18/messin-around-hal-smiths-new-orleans-night-owls/

Please check out that CD, as well as the first volume by the band and the digital albums “Penthouse Serenade,” “Sing It Way Down Low” and more on my RECORDINGS page.

Next week I will be in New Orleans for engagements with two of my best friends (and favorite musicians) Kris Tokarski and Andy Schumm. The link below will take you to the Eventbrite website, where tickets are available for our concert at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/kris-tokarski-trio-feat-andy-schumm-hal-smith-tickets-504674313457

We will also be performing with my old pal Tim Laughlin at Snug Harbor, on Jan. 29 and in some combination at Fritzel’s European Jazz Pub on Jan. 30. After that, the Jazz Classicism Trio heads for a weekend in Hilton Head, SC at the Jazz Corner.

“Dust Bowl to Disney” — the fascinating story of cornetist Danny Alguire, who worked as a professional musician before becoming an assistant director at Disney Studios — is available in hardback and paperback from Amazon.com.

As mentioned previously, this is the first publication to bear my name on the cover!

https://www.amazon.com/Dust-Bowl-Disney-Memoir-Alguire/dp/1629339687/ref=sr_1_1?crid=3479Q6SBCLQAX&keywords=dust+bowl+to+disney&qid=1671816808&s=books&sprefix=dust+bowl+to+disne%2Cstripbooks%2C889&sr=1-1

I am still working on a couple of digital albums which will be sold on BANDCAMP. Hopefully they will be available by spring. Meanwhile, please check my RECORDINGS page to see the most recent releases by the New Orleans Night Owls, Gina DeGregorio (“Penthouse Serenade”) and Michael Gamble and his Very Swinging Friends.

Best regards,

Hal