It's been a busy time preparing for the upcoming NeuHat Ensemble recording.
We go into the studio for rehearsals Tuesday and Wednesday and we will be recording Thursday and Friday.
The Indiegogo Campaign to raise the funds to record and release the Album properly is going well with over 90 people already purchasing, supporting and or contributing to the project.
In order to give the album the release that it deserves, we need your support. Please check it out here: http://tinyurl.com/intothenow1
While in New York the past week I've been involved in a couple of very cool projects. Last night (Sunday) I performed in a chamber quartet setting with Dave Glasser (sax and flute), Bevan Manson (piano) and Joe Fitzgerald (bass) at the jazz club Smalls. Playing without drums brings out the transparency in the music.
Last Thursday September 18, the Composers Collective "Improvisatory Minds" produced our first New York Concert, after 5 successful concerts in Los Angeles. The Performers were the The Righteous Girls (Gina Izzo – flute, Erika Dohi – piano), Susan May Schneider – voice, Alan Broadbent – piano, Bevan Manson - piano and myself on trombone. Composers were Billy Childs and IM regulars Bevan Manson, Mike Patterson and Gernot Wolfgang. The concert went well with an enthusiastic response from the audience, composers and performers alike.
Looking ahead: Ive got a tour to South America coming up in November with concerts in Buenos Aires and Cordoba Argentina, Montevideo Uruguay and Sao Paulo Brazil.
Please join me with the NeuHat Ensemble, if you haven't already and help to support creative music.
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