July, 2018

I hope someone will come up with some kind of audio-visual record — at least an iPhone video — of the last three engagements I played in Texas: The Austin Swing Syndicate Anniversary dance, with the Brooks Prumo Orchestra; JazzTX in San Antonio and Radio Coffee and Beer in Austin with Floyd Domino’s All-Stars.  If anything becomes available, I will share it on this website!

Meanwhile, I will be heading for New Orleans in the near future.  I have jobs booked with Tim Laughlin, Kris Tokarski, the On The Levee Jazz Band and a couple days as part of the faculty at the New Orleans Trad Jazz Camp.  After that I will be at the Evergreen, Colorado Jazz Festival with the Rock Island Roustabouts; the Bix Beiderbecke Memorial Jazz Festival in Davenport, IA with the Fats Waller Legacy Band and the BBS Trio; then back to Austin for a recording session with Floyd Domino.  No rest for almost a month!  (But I am looking forward to all of those dates).

As mentioned previously, the recording session with Kris Tokarski and Josh Gouzy resulted in some excellent New Orleans-style Ragtime.  We are working on the pre-production aspects of the CD and I hope to submit all the tracks to the manufacturer before the end of summer.

Alex and Mittens have staked out a couple of cool spots while the temperature in Arkansas climbs into the high 90s…

Sun Room

Stay cool!

— Hal