September Update

Debut CD from 9 Horses…

Mandolinist Joe Brent, bassist Shawn Conley, & I (aka 9 Horses) are thrilled to announce that our debut album “Perfectest Herald” will be released on October 16th by Sunnyside Records. In celebration, we’ll be giving concerts throughout the 2015-16 season beginning with a batch in New England this September:

– 9/3: Hunt Hill Farm, New Milford (CT)
– 9/4: Schroon Lake Boathouse, Schroon Lake (NY)
– 9/5: Bicentennial Park, Ticonderoga (NY)
– 9/8: Carriage House Cafe, Ithaca (NY)
– 9/11: Jenkins House Concert, New York (NY)
– 9/12: Brandon Music Cafe, Brandon (VT)
– 9/13: The Lily Pad, Cambridge (MA)
– 9/15: Acoustic Artisans, Portland (ME)

For more information about these shows, please visit my Gigs page. Thanks to all of you for the love, support, & enthusiasm that made this album possible!!

In concert with Laila Biali & Peter Eldridge…

When friend and vocal goddess Laila Biali called me a few months ago asking about my interest & availability to be the special guest on a series of concerts she & singer extraordinaire Peter Eldridge were planning, I immediately told her “I’ll make myself available.” I’m thrilled to not only perform with these incredible musicians, but to do so at these historic venues: New York City’s Birdland on October 8th & Boston’s Sculler’s Jazz Club on October 21st. Hope to see you there!

Other autumn activities…

In addition to my collaborations with these folks, I’m looking forward to an autumn of reunions & debuts. Highlights include the release of composer/arranger Miho Hazama’s 2nd CD “Time River,” the premiere of bassist Mary Ann McSweeney’s jazz fado project, the recording of vocalist Luba Mason’s next album, & a month-long European tour with clarinetist David Krakauer in support of his album “The Big Picture”. Let the adventures begin!

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