Now that things are opening back up, where are folks going to hear and perform jazz in NYC? Now that Smalls realized they can charge $50 a set I don’t see them going back to a $10/$20 door cover… I believe Fat Cat is closed now and the Standard doesn’t have anything on the books yet.
Hey, northeastern SOTW contingent! Not sure how many New Englanders there are here, particularly Vermonters, but I'm very very excited to bring my group up to the Stowe Jazz Festival this weekend. Vermont is one of my favorite places in the world and there's pretty much nothing I like more than...
Hey all! For anyone in the New York City area, there's gonna be a rather saxophone-dense show at Rockwood Music Hall stage 2 on August 23. My band, Progger, will be sharing a bill with one of my good buddies and one of my favorite living saxophonists, Chad Lefkowitz-Brown. If you haven't checked...
Hi, this is a new video live in studio of my new trio : TRISONIC
We have recorded a new album together (my 3rd as a bandleader/composer) that it will be released in the next autumn.
This is a composition of mine based on a new orleans groove: "Down by the rhythm side"
Hope you enjoy, any...
Just saw Mark Turner, Jason Palmer, Joe Martin, and Marcus Gilmore at the University of New Hampshire on Monday night. I hadn't seen Mark play for years and it was amazing to hear him.
A few thoughts about the show which was comprised completely of Mark's original material.
How do you know when you're ready to begin gigging? I am certain this question has been posed many times before, but I don't have the easiest time using the "search" function on the site.
Anyway, as a couple people on the forums may already know, I've been playing tenor saxophone on and off...
OK, clearly the title of this post was a ploy to grab your attention.
P. Mauriat System 76: the horn I'm playing in this video
John Mayer: both David Ryan Harris and myself play in his band
Radiohead: they wrote the song we're performing in this video
Janek Gwizdala - bass
Dennis Hamm - keys
Tom Breckline - drums
Bob Reynolds - tenor saxophone
Recorded October 19, 2011 in Los Angeles, CA with a ZOOM Q3HD video camera.
Also played it on a hit with Usher at the Hollywood Bowl last weekend:
Performing with Usher for Clinton Foundation...
WHO: Bob Reynolds band
WHEN: Saturday, February 26th, 9pm
WHERE: Blue Whale Bar
123 Astronaut E S Onizuka St. Suite 301
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Joined by Dennis Hamm – piano / Calvin Turner – bass / Lemar Carter – drums
Okay: Just to prove to myself that this recent France & Italy tour wasn't a hallucination, I thought I'd put up something from my Valentine's Day gig at the (glorious! beautiful!) Jazz Club Torino, with the Blue Lake Jazz 5...
I'm playing alto (took it for granted it would be easier to get on...
My friend Steve Blum will be coming to Austin on January 20 to play a few gigs, give a master class, teach lessons, and check out the scene. He has played with many great musicians like Peggy Lee, Ira Sullivan, David Schnitter, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Louis Bellson, "Patato" Valdes, Cecil McBee, and...