Newsletter - April 11

Happy Spring!

With Winter behind us and Summer ahead, Spring is arguably my favorite season. I'm usually filled with a simultaneous sense of closure and optimistic promise. Some projects have come to a close or hiatus, thus freeing me to explore other opportunities:

After three solid years working with the Uptown String Band, I was not asked to to arrange their 2020 New Year's Day routine. The Cat's Pajamas played their Grand Finale show back in December (although Janet has been working on a forthcoming DVD). This year, AIM Academy doesn't need me for their musical. 

Production on You Do You's first full length album is well underway; plus the band is pursuing more public shows. PHLOYD (formerly Philly Loves Animals) is gaining serious traction as a Pink Floyd tribute band. We play our next show Friday, June 14 at The Union Firehouse in Mount Holly, NJ. And I have a handful of my own upcoming jazz gigs.

I am performing at Chris' Jazz Cafe Wednesday, May 1 at 8:00pm. At this performance I'm playing my trumpet through my effects pedal board. Since the late 60's, many jazz artists have embraced electric instruments. Hear to a mix of standards, deep cuts, and originals performed by my and my ensemble: Gabe Preston (woodwinds), Micah Graves (piano), Ben Basile (bass), and Charlie Heim (drum kit). EVENT

Just outside Philadelphia city limits is Ardmore's The Living Room, an intimate 40-seat listening room. They're hosting me Friday, May 24 at 8:00pm. This show features a slightly lighter lineup of Gabe Preston (woodwinds), Micah Graves (piano), and Brendan McGeehan (bass). EVENT

I'll also be up in Ellenville, NY at Trattoria Marbella Friday, April 19 at 7:00pm. Ben Basile (bass) and I are appearing as a jazz duo. EVENT

Enjoy Spring!

VT

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