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April 19, 2007

Into the JungleRoom

Back in March we ventured in to the studio, a trip that has been long overdue. Great musicians and a cool sound engineer and studio made for a fun, if exhausting, 3 days of recording. I can’t yet say when the CD will be out, hopefully sometime in June. We're pretty excited about it!

In the meantime, check out a preview sound clip and some photos from the session taken by our friend, Mike Larson.

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July 10, 2007

Digital, baby!

My 2004 release “Midnight Blue ” is now available for download:

I’ll keep updating this entry as more companies are added. I’ll confess, I’ve only used iTunes, so I’m curious to hear any experiences you might have had with the other companies. .

November 15, 2007

Let’s Get Lost!


My new CD has arrived! It’s still enroute to the online retail outlets (at this point CDBaby, World's Records, and Amazon), but right now is available in San Luis Obispo at Full Circle, BooBoo’s Records, and Apropos.


I was fortunate to have an absolutely stellar group of musicians behind me:



I’ll be playing selections from the CD this Saturday, November 17th, from 5-8 at Vinoteca Wine Bar in Paso Robles, and then again on Sunday, December 2nd from 5-9 at Full Circle. Check our calendar for all the details.


April 27, 2008

Across the Airwaves

Thanks so much to all the great radio stations that have been giving the love to “Let's Get Lost”! It’s so exciting to know we are being heard around the country as well as in Canada, Europe, Australia, Japan and online, too cool! Both KRFP in Moscow ID and WHMB in Waterville, ME made it the #1 jazz cd of the week a couple weeks back, and it made the Top 10 list at the following stations:

  • CSCR Scarborough, Ontario
  • KBUT Crested Butte, CO
  • KSAU Nacogdoches, TX
  • WERU East Orland, ME
  • WPTC Williamsport, PA
  • KMUW Wichita, KS

Before we headed to Japan (more on that to come!) I had the pleasure of speaking with Jim Stone of WLNZ, Grand River, MI. You can hear our chat on his Big Band Swing show this Tuesday evening, April 29th at about 8PM EST time, though naturally you'll want to tune in at 7 so you can catch the beginning of this great show. Listen online at: www.lcc.edu/wlnz.

Also big thank yous to Derrick Lucas at WGMC in my hometown of Rochester NY, who did a nice interview of me at the beginning of April, to Mal Sharpe who featured it back in January on his show on KCSM in San Mateo, and to all our friends at KCSM and KCBX San Luis Obispo who played the CD when it first came out and encouraged me to send it to more stations.

Finally, I’ve also gotten some really nice quotes and reviews about the CD. In writing about it all, I have to say I'm a bit overwhelmed by all the positive feedback, thank you!

May 14, 2008

Interview today on the Jazz Cafe

Sorry for the late notice, but if you get a chance, tune into WRHU 88.7 this afternoon (Wednesday May 14th), a little bit after 2pm EST. I'll be on Bob Collin's Jazz Cafe, talking with him about "Let's Get Lost". I really enjoyed speaking with Bob, he's very knowledgeable about the music and a lot of fun to talk to.

You can also listen online at WHRU

Thanks!

December 23, 2008

Holidays at Hearst Castle!

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Just got photos from the fabulous Mike Larson of the Hearst Castle Holiday Feast. I was so excited when we were asked to play for this event! If I can be so bold, I've always thought our music would be perfect for an event there ;)

It's hard to walk inside the castle and not wonder about the parties that must have happened back in the day, and getting to play inside felt like stepping back in time. (Well, almost stepping back in the time, we do have a modern pa system, a detail I'm working on...). And it was apropos that John Reynolds was able to join us on guitar, he has family history involving the Hearst Castle, his grandmother, ZaSu Pitts, stayed there as a guest.

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It's always a pleasure to work with Mark and Corinne, they have such an eye for detail! I'm full of admiration for the amazing designers and florists we get to work with, and how they are able to transform a place, I don't know how they envision and plan it all. We always show up for an event and they've been there for hours, even days, getting things ready. It's a cool process to watch, and it's fun to have a bit part in all these events. I always feel like we have the easiest job, just being on the line for sounding (and looking) good. Watching them make this event happen really did make our playing feel like, well, playing.




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With all those details in his head, Mark still thought to build us this cool stage - check out the fun Judy (Garland) lights! It's not often I get to step out from behind the piano; I felt like such a diva, and I loved every minute of it! Way too much fun!


Thanks again to the Friends of the Hearst Castle for having us at their party.

January 7, 2009

York, New York mini tour

My old friends in the Boilermaker Jazz Band have invited me to join them on a little mini tour, and I can't wait to dig out my winter coat and boots and head back east. Seriously, it's going to be a ton of fun, so if you're back east dust off your dancing shoes and I hope we're able to catch up at one of the following:

  • Fri 6th @ 9pm, YORK SWING CLUB, York, PA
  • Sat 7th @ 8pm, SWING REMIX, JCC Goldman Sonnenfeld Auditorium New York City, NY
  • Sun Feb 8th @ 8pm EDGEWOOD CLUB Pittsburgh, PA

More details on the calendar

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