It's been busy the last couple of months playing with great musicians and traveling all over the midwest. I had a great time at the international percussion gathering, PASIC in Indianopolis, Indiana a few weeks ago. I met a whole boatload of great musicians ranging from professional drum set players, orchestra musicians, educators, and students. I look forward to trying to apply a bit of what I learned in time there to my life back here in Wisconsin.
Additionally, I just wrapped up a tour with nationally recognized vocal jazz group, Five By Design. We performed in Platteville, Wisconsin and in St. Louis, Missouri. We had a great time, and I feel so lucky to have gotten a small dose of what these guys do all the time. Im honored to have toured with them and gotten to know all of them on a personal level.
Here's whats coming up soon....
UWEC Jazz Ensemble I tour across the Fox Valley, Milwaukee, and Madison (Dec. 1st - 4th) and then a final concert on Dec 6th in Eau Claire. Joining us will be former pianist with the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, Richard Johnson (rjjazz.com)
Recording original music with UWEC Saxophone professor Grant Larson (grantblarson.com) at Pine Hollow Audio with Evan Middlesworth.
Wrapping up the year with a string of tour dates with LA based pianist, John Schwerbel.
Dec. 20- Shanghai Bistro, Eau Claire
Dec. 21- Shanghai Bistro Eau Claire
Dec. 26- Cannova's Pizza, Neenah
Dec. 27- The Black Boot Jazz Club, Green Bay
Dec. 28- Manila Resto, Oshkosh
Jan. 2- The Brink Lounge, Madison
Jan. 3- Cannova's Pizza, Neenah
Jan. 4- Becket's Restaurant, Oshkosh
Additionally, Mike Malone Big Band returns to perform at the Masonic Temple on New Years Eve for a fundraiser for the Dislxyia Center of Wisco