Toronto: The Pilot with Kirk MacDonald
On February 4th I'll be performing at everyone's favorite matinee jazz
club, The Pilot. It's a killer band featuring Kirk MacDonald on saxophone, Neil Swainson on bass, and Terry Clarke on drums. Don't miss this!
Waterloo: The Jazz Room with Kevin Turcotte
The following Saturday night February 11th I'll be performing at The Jazz Room in Waterloo. This band will feature Kevin Turcotte on trumpet, as well as Neil Swainson on bass and Terry Clarke on drums. This will be my first time at this venue, and I'm really looking forward to it. I'll be performing some new material as well as some compositions from my earlier albums.
Ottawa: Options Jazz Lounge at Brookstreet Hotel
On February 18th and 19th I'll be back performing in a quartet format at Options Jazz Lounge in Ottawa.
This time it will be my pleasure to introduce a new name to Ottawa jazz listeners, trumpeter Lex French. Lex was born in New Zealand and is the leading voice on trumpet in that country, where he has performed with a long list of greats including Bennie Maupin and Diana Krall. Lex recently re-located to Montreal, and I had the pleasure of performing with him there last fall. He sounded great! In Ottawa we'll be joined by two terrific players from the Ottawa area - John Geggie on bass and Tom Denison on drums.
Time: 8:00 PM - Midnight
Venue: Options Jazz Lounge at Brookstreet, 525 Legget Dr., Ottawa ON.
Montreal: Diese Onze Jazz Club
On Friday March 10 I will bring my quintet to the Diese Onze, reuniting several of the musicians who played on my debut album back in 1983. The quintet will feature the great Charles Ellison on trumpet. Charles and I go way back to my McGill University days.
The band will also include renowned Montreal drummer Camil Belisle. All of these great players appeared on my debut album. This quintet will also include the exciting Montreal sax player Al McLean. On bass is a terrific young player, Alec Walkington. We will be performing some of my compositions from that album, so if you live in Montreal, don't miss this!
Date/Time: Mar 10, 2017 9:00 PM.
Venue: Diese Onze Jazz Club & Restaurant, 4115-A rue St. Denis, Montreal QC. Tel. (514) 223-3543
International Jazz Day takes place every year on April 30, with performances and events around the world. This year I will be part of the International Jazz Day Weekend in Peterborough ON. On Saturday April 29 at 6:00 PM I will perform in a duo format with the great bassist Dave Young at The Lounge by Lignum in Peterborough.
What Am I Listening To?
Miles Davis Quintet w/Herbie
What Am I Writing?
New trio material
What Am I Recording?
A new CD ... stay tuned.
What Am I Reading?
What Am I Doing?
Getting ready for spring...
What Am I Sipping?
|Aeropress - Holiday Blend by Social Coffee