The NEWEST news:
I've just sudden-dropped a new record of original instrumental compositions for guitar(s) and mandolin, called Triune Op. 7. You can preview some of the album by clicking the picture below, until I have a moment to update the media player on this site.
Newest old news:
We are delighted and honored to be playing Infinity Hall Hartford on August 21st, for the Best of the Connecticut Music Awards. We'll be playing an hour set, along with Best New Artist winners Broca's Area, and Song of the Year winner Canyon. Tickets are available here, or at the box office.
Slightly older news:
photo credit Nick Caito/CTNow
Well, wow. We won. Best Jazz, and ALBUM OF THE YEAR in the state of Connecticut. We are boundlessly grateful to our wonderful families and friends (particularly our moms and our kids), our marvelous Kickstarter backers (without whom the album wouldn't exist), Neighborhood Music School, Alan Camlet and Hoboken Recorders, Chip McCabe, John Dankosky, Chion Wolf and everyone at WNPR, Mike Zito and everyone at WPKN, Michael Hamad and the Hartford Courant/CTNow, and really everyone in the beautiful state of Connecticut for allowing us this tremendous honor and two really gorgeous awards.
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We are utterly delighted and grateful to have been nominated for the Connecticut Music Awards again this year, in the categories Best Jazz, Song of the Year, and Album of the Year. If you have a moment to go and vote for us, it would be very much appreciated - you don't even have to live in Connecticut to vote. The link to vote is here: http://www.ctnow.com/entertainment/music/ct-music-awards/
Many delightful performances coming up. We have a lovely, unique evening at the Aldrich Museum Contemporary Art Museum in Ridgefield, as part of their First Fridays series, on June 5th. There will be wine, and art. So...
On Wednesday, June 17th, right at noon, we'll be playing the perfect picnic lunch concert for you New Haveners, as part of the Arts and Ideas Festival's Noon to Night series, on the New Haven Green. Free,
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Enormous, Fabulous UPDATE:
photo credit Chion Wolf
We taped a segment for WNPR's Where We Live, which will air this Monday, December 22nd, at 9 AM and then again at 7 PM. John Dankosky is such an excellent interviewer, and he crafted a lovely and interesting conversation for us, plus we played five songs - four cuts off the record, and our chamber jazz arrangement of "Summertime." I can't wait to hear how everything came out, and I hope you will listen too - you can live stream here: http://stream.wnpr.org/
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The new album, "Moments Musicaux," is live on iTunes, Amazon and Google Play - and of course, as a real, live, delicious little CD. Listen to some of it in the player below, and take a look at the album art by clicking the upper left link above.
...and just in case you didn't know - we won. We won Best Jazz in Connecticut. The trophy is gorgeous. We are stunned, delighted, aghast, and grateful. Here is a link to some very flattering coverage by the Hartford Courant.
As if we don't have enough to be grateful for already.
We've also been in one of the top 6 spots in the ReverbNation charts for a few months now. Amalfi is the first song that's helped us stay there, and you can download it free from the ReverbNation page. De Temps en Temps is the first streamer from the new album. Head on over to the ReverbNation page for updated performance information, too.