January was an excellent month and I was able to participate in a bunch of great events to kick off my year. I'm most excited about the newly formed Water City Jazz Orchestra which made an impressive debut at Manila Resto on Jan 26th. Please visit www.watercityjazz.org to learn more about that group, well be back at Manila on Monday Feb. 23rd. I'm excited to be performing with a whole slew of great musicians in February. You can catch me a bunch playing with my trio, Point Reyes, The Jazz Orgy, and other groups. February seems to be a month full of private events as well so a few weekends I will be "off the grid" with groups, but make sure to catch me with the Jazz Orgy February 3-11 at either Cena, Peabody's, or Beckets playing their house gigs, while Mike Underwood is it out of town. Point Reyes makes it debut at Deja Vu in Appleton on February 7th and Lastly, my trio with Tom Theabo will be playing a handful of public dates in February including....
Feb. 6th - Beckets Restaurant, 8 pm
Feb. 27th - The Source Public House, 7 pm
Feb. 28th - Gardina's Wine Bar, 7:30 pm
Working on some really exciting projects with great Fox Valley musicians for the summer months and future, so keep an eye out for exciting news about new groups. Also working on some new concepts and ideas for a future recording project within the year. I am extremely proud to have "Overalls & Airplanes" still receiving kind words after two yeas from the initial recording dates, but looking forward to future projects!