I'm starting off the year on a good note with some fun shows in New York, as well as a solo piano performance in Cape Cod:
Deborah Davis Quartet - Live at Smalls (1/7) and Sound Bite (1/26):
I'm very excited to start the new year with one of my favorite singers out there, Deborah Davis. First, we perform at the famous jazz club Smalls in the West Village on Sunday, January 7th from 7:30-10pm. This club is always packed and full of music lovers, so it's a great atmosphere for music making. Then, on Friday, January 26th, we will be performing at a newly opened venue called Sound Bite! Sets will be at 7:00pm and 9:00pm. For both shows, we will be joined an all-star lineup of musicians: Corcoran Holt on bass and Ben Zweig on drums (1/7) or John Webber on bass and Willie Jones III on drums (1/26). For more information on our Smalls appearance, visit their website here.
Klazz-Ma-Tazz Winter Residency - Club Bonafide (1/10):
Ben Sutin's Klezmer Jazz project Klazz-Ma-Tazz will return to Club Bonafide in Midtown on Wednesday, January 10th at 7:30pm. We're continuing to build hype for our upcoming second album, which will be released this coming spring. Stop by for a wild fusion of genres, high-energy acoustic dance music and crazy arrangements of familiar tunes. More information can be found here.
Solo Piano Performance at the Cape Cod Cultural Center (1/28):
At the end of the month, I'll be traveling to Cape Cod to visit my grandfather, who is celebrating his birthday. While I'm there, I'll be doing a performance inspired by my grandfather's lifetime, as well as the 100th anniversary of the first jazz recording in 1917. This solo piano program will travel all the way back to the beginning of jazz, stretching through time to the present day. This show will take place at the Cape Cod Cultural Center on Sunday, January 28th at 2:00pm. I'm looking forward to it very much! You can find more information on their website.
As always, you can find the most up-to-date listings of where I'm playing on my schedule page. I'll be making some NYC appearances with Michael Sheridan's Quartet, and continuing to hold it down with the legendary Curtis Lundy at Orama in Edgewater, NJ every Thursday from 7:30-10:30pm.
Hope to see you at an upcoming show, and all the best,