I hope your Thanksgiving was relaxing! I escaped Philly for a few days to visit with family. Merely a few days due to all the events at November's end. York Street Hustle kicked off the holiday season at the PMA's tree-lighting ceremony. John Byrne celebrated his father's album John J. Byrne and the Twangmen. The Cat's Pajamas released our newest album Kitten Kaboodle. And my own jazz fusion sextet debuted at Rittenhouse Soundworks' Musicians Gathering #23.
December is full of performances with the John Byrne Band in and around Philly. Otherwise, there are a couple larger scale shows in December:
York Street Hustle: Holiday Spectacular - Friday, December 8 @ 7:30 PM at Union Transfer (1026 Spring Garden Street, Philadelphia, PA). We previewed some holiday songs at the PMA's tree lighting. Join the band for our annual holiday spectacular, including many Motown and Soul holiday favorites! EVENT
Vince Tampio: Sound Plan Release - Tuesday, December 19 @ 7:00 PM at World Cafe Live - Upstairs (3025 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA). My sextet will be celebrating the release of Sound Plan by performing music from the album, as well as previous and future releases. My brand of music is jazz fused with Psychedelic Rock, Dub Reggae, and Funk. EVENT
We're in the thick of the holiday shopping season. If you're stuck on gift ideas, give music! My newest album, Sound Plan, is great for the jazz lover as well as the prog/psychedelic rocker. My other 2017 album, Live at PafA is suitable for world music enthusiasts. The Cat's Pajamas released our newest album Kitten Kaboodle, imaginative music for kids. Capture rare folk music on John Byrne's father's album John J. Byrne and the Twangmen. A lot more great material came out this year; a bunch of listed on my discography.
Hope to see you Friday at York Street Hustle's Holiday Spectacular and/or the Sound Plan album release show. Check my homepage at www.vincetampio.com to see what else is coming up in December and 2018.