March 20, 2019
Tomorrow I leave for Houston, TX and Lindyfest 2019
I will be playing with Michael Gamble’s Rhythm Serenaders and also the Jonathan Doyle Swingtet. Some of the great musicians who will be playing with these groups: Gordon Au, trumpet; Charlie Halloran, trombone; Kris Tokarski, piano; Devan Jones, J.D. Pendley, guitars; Laura Windley, Taryn Newborne, vocals and of course Jonathan on reeds and Michael on bass. Can’t wait to play with these terrific performers!
To close out the month, I will be playing with pianist Jeff Barnhart and clarinetist Dave Bennett at the Charles H. Templeton Ragtime & Jazz Festival at Mississippi State University in Starkville. I will also be presenting a “History of Jazz Drumming from Ragtime to Swing.” Here is a super video produced by the Festival:
Below is the “Hal Smith” poster. There are individual posters for each performer!
This morning I stumbled upon an unusual scene in the house: Mittens and Alex in close proximity, but not engaged in mortal combat. Luckily, I had my camera handy:
Please see my SCHEDULE page for the current list of my engagements. I hope to see you in Houston, Starkville, Austin, New Orleans…