news september 2015

Hello out there !

Thank you so much for visiting my website – some very wonderful things happening to tell you about. First of all, I finished a brand new studio project and I just couldn’t be more excited about it if I tried – tentatively called ‘Disappearing Day’, it is a collection of originals and covers featuring some of my favorite musicians such as Alan Hampton, Becca Stevens, Laila Biali, Jo Lawry, Anat Cohen, Janis Siegel, Lauren Kinhan, Marc Shulman, Jesse Lewis, Mariel Roberts, and Caleb Barhens. The project was originally intended to be a trio album with my musical soulmates Ben Wittman and Matt Aronoff, but quickly became a ‘grander’ endeavor (I just couldn’t help myself). Please look for it probably early next year – can’t wait to share this music with you. I also am happy to be a vocal guest on two recently released beautiful projects – one is Jeremy Siskind’s ‘Housewarming’ – featuring his exquisite trio of Lucas Pino and Nancy Harms and Jeremy, with Kendra Shank, Kurt Elling and I dropping by to sing on some of the tracks. Profound music. The other is the New West Guitar Group’s release ‘Send One Your Love’ which I sing two tracks on and features some vocalists I admire greatly – Gretchen Parlatto, Becca Stevens, Tierney Sutton and Sara Gazarek. Check them both out if you are so inclined.

Two upcoming gigs to tell you about – the divine vocalist, pianist and songwriter Laila Biali and I will be sharing two special nights of music in New York City (Birdland, Oct 8th) and Boston (Sculler’s, Oct 21st) with the special help of Sara Caswell, Matt Aronoff, and Ben Wittman – we’ll be performing individually and together to celebrate my upcoming ‘Disappearing Day’ and Laila’s just released ‘House of Many Rooms’ (which is sublime !! Laila is such a special artist). I’m thrilled to be sharing the stage with her and this incredible band – COME JOIN US! More information on these wonderful nights on the performance page of this site. I certainly hope to see you there !

I am trying to be better about updating my website – so please come back and visit whenever you’re able. Don’t be a stranger – thanks out there !