Honored to have the Panama Hotel Jazz Ensemble nominated for NW Acoustic Jazz Ensemble of the Year by Earshot Jazz. Cast your ballot at https://www.earshot.org/gea-2016-ballot/ by March 8.
Kamna Shastri wrote a review of Panama Hotel Jazz for the International Examiner. Read the article here .
Come on down to the Royal Room (5000 Rainier Ave S) 7:30 Monday, December 5 to pick up a copy of A Cup of Joe Brazil. The CD was produced through the Jack Straw Artist Support Program and was mastered by Rick Fisher. The CD includes a song by Joe Brazil! We will be performing the show live on stage. Get tickets here.
Almost all my shows are free to the public because of grant funding, but here’s your opportunity to show support for my work. I’ve started a Kickstarter campaign to pay artist fees for a performance and video recording of Listen to Seattle at Town Hall on Indigenous Peoples Day. Within the first week I’m already 12% of the way toward my goal. Contribute $10, $25, or $100 by October 8 and get your name printed in the program. Go to https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1606311190/free-performance-of-listen-to-seattle-at-town-hall.
My story of John Coltrane’s 1965 performance in Seattle will be included in Stories of Music Volume 2. The story was originally published in the Seattle Weekly on the 50th anniversary of the event.
Here is a preliminary design for the cover of the anthology. It is schedule to be release in the Fall of 2016. You can preorder at https://storiesofmusic.com/buy-the-books/.