March, 2018

I had a wonderful time at the Seaside Jazz Festival in Oregon last month — especially with the Rock Island Roustabouts.  It was a real treat to play in a hot jazz band with Jeff Barnhart, Dave Kosmyna, Anita Thomas, Katie Cavera, Steve Pikal and Doug Finke.  I am hoping that someone with an iPhone managed to get some video of the Roustabouts…

On the first day of the month I played in Ruston, Louisiana with the incredible duo of Stephanie Trick and Paolo Alderighi (with Ed Wise on bass).  After a few days at home I will travel to Los Angeles for a concert with the Pieter Meijers Quartet featuring Brady McKay.  When I return to Searcy I will have a few more days to take it easy before leaving for two nights of concerts at the Jazz Corner in Hilton Head, SC with the New Orleans Swing All-Stars (Duke Heitger, Tim Laughlin, Kris Tokarski).

Meanwhile, new videos are available from the On The Levee Jazz Band’s concert at the Old U.S. Mint on Jan. 26.  Here is a sample:

I continue to work on preparing our CD for manufacture and release.  Stay tuned!

Mittens and Alex finally managed to wear themselves out after chasing each other through the house and fighting.  I wish they could be this calm all the time…
Late night kitties

Looking forward to seeing you in Los Angeles, Hilton Head and/or next month in Eureka and New Orleans!