NYC gig -- February 25, 2019 -- 7pm @ Rockwood Music Hall

Back at my fav spot …

Rockwood Music Hall Stage 3
>> entrance to Stage 3 is on 185 Orchard Street <<

Monday, February 25, 2019
Doors @ 6:30pm
Downbeat @ 7pm
Show is over @ 8pm … it’s a school night, right?

Get your TIX HERE. $15 bucks.

Intimate listening room vibes!

And, as always, an attempt to answer some fundamental questions of metaphysics through song.

NYC gig - Dec 13, 2018 - duo w/ Scott Colley

Scott Colley / artistShare

Scott Colley / artistShare

Pinch me!!

The first-call bassist Scott Colley and I playing a duo gig in NYC on Thursday, Dec 13, 2018 at Rockwood Music Hall, Stage 3. 

Details: Dec 13, 2018 from 7pm to 8pm.
Where: Rockwood Music Hall, Stage 3 at 185 Orchard St, NY, NY
Tix: $25 ... get 'em HERE

Who is Scott Colley and why should you come see us play at this intimate, listening room?

"Scott Colley has been called “one of the leading bassists of our postbop era, and a composer-bandleader of quietly serious resolve” by The New York Times, while musical colleagues, like saxophonist Joshua Redman, praise him for being “one of the most musical bassists playing today. To me, he seems to have…this natural, intuitive, empathic sense of how to bring the most out of the other musicians and the music he’s playing.”

Colley, a three time Grammy nominee, has performed on over 200 recordings, eight of those as bandleader and composer. He is a first-call sideman, as renowned for his role in groups led by well-known headliners—John Scofield, Herbie Hancock, Chris Potter, many others—as he is for being part of all-star projects like “Still Dreaming” with Joshua Redman, Ron Miles, and Brian Blade; and “Steel House” with Edward Simon and Brian Blade."

That's why!

The night will include songs of mine that Scott loves -- those jazzy/Cole Porter-esque songs like "Take Me With You" and "If Spring Comes Now." Plus a handful of the jazz-pop songs from the new album (that Scott hasn't even heard yet!). 

It is going to be the start of an awesome collaboration, I just know it!

You will want to say, "you were there when ..."

It WILL sell out. Get your tickets now!

NYC gig — September 5, 2018 — Whoop!

Photo by Kisha Bari

This gig is going to be like nothing you've seen from me so far. I can't wait to share this hour of music and life and death with you. 

September 5, 2018
Doors at 6:30pm
7pm start
Rockwood Music Hall, Stage 3
Entrance is at: 185 Orchard St, New York, NY 10002

!! Get your tickets here !!

This will be a 60 min set
The whole she-bang will be over by 8pm

This show WILL sell out!

NYC gig! June 11, 2018 Whoop!

That's right! 

June 11, 2018 this crazy cat -- Julian Lage -- and I will be playing our hearts out, pouring everything we got into songs from the Death Album.

Deetz are here >>>

June 11, 2018
7pm start
~~ one hour set ~~ that means you can still get to bed early!

Rockwood Music Hall >>> Stage 3 (the small, intimate stage)
More info on Rockwood here:


It will sell out! Whomp Whomp! 

House concerts and radical vulnerability

I hosted a house concert on January 29th. Maybe you saw it on my tour page?  You were invited … Did you come?  Were you there?  Were you the one that brought the director from Spain with you?  Were you the one who came from a meeting with an NFL-er?  Or were you the one who brought your saxophone and absolutely killed us with your snakey, gorgeous, breathy lines?  Maybe you were the one sitting in a chair basking in the glow of the candles and the surprise puppet show?

Yeah … that’s it.  That was you!  You!  You get it!  

You came because you’re starting to figure out how I operate, something I like to call “radical vulnerability.”  That’s the thing I am working on.  Thank you, Sonya, for getting radically vulnerable with me -- both at the Redstack show in December and at the house concert last week.  Thank you for getting radically vulnerable with your writing and reviewing the house concert. I’ll see you at the next one -- from the stage, singing, winging-it, shoulder to shoulder.  Hell yes!

How are you creating community?

The awesome gals at Kind Aesthetic wrote this great little wrap-up about a house concert I had in my apartment in NYC last summer. 

In the post, they write about how the night CREATED community.  How it made community and connection happen.  The night was full of great people, all of whom I wanted to introduce to each other.  Sure the music was great (especially because I was playing with the King of Newfoundland gypsy jazz guitar, Mr. Duane Andrews and the King of the Beaches in Toronto, the bluesman, Mr. Paul Reddick), sure the vibe was killing, but the best part of all ... getting all of my cool peeps together in one room and seeing what happened!

Here is what happened: Boom!  Ideas flying back and forth!  Sparks!  Collaborations!  Laughs!  New friendships!  New workout partners!  Hilarious, revealing convos!  I think there was even a late night trek to the 55 Bar to see Julian play??  (Can someone who was there confirm?)

How do you make community happen?  Talk to me.