Thursday, June 19, 2014

Garage Friday - LIC Bar Sunday - another trip 'round the sun

Greetings.  Alas, the approaching summer solstice (June 21) shall mark my 44th trip around the sun.  If you would like to join me in celebrating, you have two choices, one on either side of said solstice...

On Friday, you can see the younger, wilder, and crazier me as I play gin-swilling dixieland in the wee hours of the night at 
Garage in Greenwich Village with Kevin Dorn's Big 72.  It's a kooky scene and we play for late night revelers from the completely ridiculous hours of 10:45pm to 2:45 am.  

On Sunday, you can see the older, wiser, and more responsible me in my natural habitat (Long Island City) as I lead a band for a show with special guest and co-conspirator 
Pat Irwin.  This will be at the totally reasonable hours of 6pm - 8pm, in the outdoor courtyard of the LIC Bar, where kids and dogs welcome.  We'll be playing a lot of stuff I've not done in a while, as well as some of Pat's original music.  This'll be a blast... Tom Beckham on vibes, Jim Whitney on bass, and Andrew Burns on drums.

All the info  for the above mentioned solstice bookends, as well as a look into the time in which the planet's northern semi-axis moves further from the sun, can be found by clicking on the "gig schedule" link to the right, or by clicking here.

Take care!


Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Barbes Thurs - Rockwood Sunday, CD: Tennessee Williams: Words and Music

Greetings.  Things are afoot!   Er, that's rather surreal I suppose...

Tomorrow, I'll be playing trombone and ukulele with Daria Grace and the Pre War Ponies for our monthly residency at Barbes in Park Slope.   Tom Beckham will be joining us on vibes.

Sunday I'll be playing trombone, joining Richard Julian and his merry band of awesomeness, being Dan Rieser on drums and Tim Luntzel on bass) for an evening of Richard's fine music.

A recording is available of the show, "Tennessee Williams Songbook," that I performed with the incredible performer Alison Fraser and musical director Allison Leyton-Brown.   The show, conceived by director David Kaplan, features songs referenced in Tennessee Williams' plays, put together with dramatic readings of Williams' writing.  The recording, featuring a New Orleans based band (Jason Mingledorff, Bobby Campo, John Eubanks, James Singleton, and Wayne Maureau) sounds great.  It's a culmination of a lot of hard work, and I'm proud to have been a part of it.

You can find "Tennessee Williams: Words and Music" here:

Here's all the info for the above mentioned gigs and a look ahead into the rest of the month by clicking on the "gig schedule" link to the right or by clicking here.

Take care,


June 2014

Wed 6/4 7pm Solo uke on Randy Cohen's Person Place Thing Podcast interviewing Michael Graves (Princeton Public Library, Princeton, New Jersey)

Thu 6/12 10:00pm w/The Prewar Ponies @ Barbes (6th ave @ 9th st BROOKLYN)

Sun 6/15 9:00pm w/Richard Julian @ Rockwood Music Hall Stage One (196 Allen btwn Houston and Stanton)

Fri 6/20 10:45pm – 2:45am w/The Big 72 @ Garage (99 7th Ave S)

Sun 6/22 6pm - 8pm JWH Quartet @ LIC Bar (45-58 Vernon Blvd @ 46th Ave - LONG ISLAND CITY) (outdoor - w/special guest Pat Irwin)

Wed 6/25 7pm, 8:30pm, 10pm w/JC Hopkins Biggish Band Minton's Playhouse (206 W118 btw St. Nichola and Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd/7th Ave) $10 cover at bar, $20 at table.

Sun 6/29 7:00pm - 11:00pm Pre War Ponies @ Superfine (126 Front Street, Dumbo BROOKLYN)