Kicked off this month with a great slew of gigs at Fox Jazz Fest. What they do is incredible for the size of city we live in. If you're a fan of jazz please make sure to support the festival and be there year after year. I was honored to perform a few sets, and play at the jam session in the house band. Hope to continue this tradition in 2017.
Moving forward I'm excited for things to cool down a bit from the summer hysteria. Although I love the frequency of performances I enjoy in the summer, I enjoy the fall/winter months so that I can focus on some really exciting and new projects. One of them this month is the first time I'll be leading a show I'm calling "Soul Sessions". Im hoping to make this is a reoccurring event featuring Fox Valley musicians performing a tribute to soul music and artists. First one features Greg McMonagle and Kelvin Kasapar from The Pocket Kings, along with Eric Ross newly back in Wisco from Austin, TX. This show takes place at The Ruby Owl on Main St. in Oshkosh (Friday Sep. 23, 9 pm).
Still taking on some new students on both Monday and Tuesdays regularly. If you're interested email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I'm also coaching Drum Line at Lourdes High School in Oshkosh. Excited to begin working with their students.
Other great shows this month....
9/9 - The Pocket Kings at Houdini's (Appleton)
9/15- Stuck on Blue at Cena (Appleton)
9/16- The Pocket Kings at Becket's (Oshkosh)
9/17- Stuck on Blue at Gardina's (Oshkosh)
9/26- WCJO: Soul Meets Jazz at Manila (Oshkosh)
9/29- Kaspar/Ross/Malone at The Source (Menasha)
9/30- Kaspar/Ross/Malone at Gardina's (Oshkosh)
10/5- The Pocket Kings at Shall We Dance Fundraiser (Appleton)
10/6- Erin Krebs Group at Rock Garden Studio (Appleton)
10/21- Art Blakey Tribute at Thelma Arts Center (Fond Du Lac)
10/24- WCJO: Duke Ellington Tribute at Manila (Oshkosh)
10/26- The Pocket Kings at The Wheelhouse (Waupaca)
10/29- The Pocket Kings at The Varsity Club