04 SEP 2021: with the Maria Schneider Orchestra, DC JazzFest, Washington City, DC https://www.dcjazzfest.org/dcjazzfest
06 SEP 2021: with Dee Dee Bridgewater, Detroit Jazz Festival, Detroit, MI https://www.detroitjazzfest.org/
16 OCT 2021: with Sherrie Maricle & the Diva Jazz Orchestra, Pittsfield City Jazz Festival, Pittsfield, MA – CANCELLED
22 – 30 OCT 2021: “Mr. Saturday Night” (a new musical in development starring Billy Crystal), Barrington Stage Company, Pittsfield, MA https://barringtonstageco.org/mr-saturday-night/
19 NOV 2021: with the Innovation Jazz Orchestra (under the musical direction of Dennis Mackrel), The Theater at Innovation Square, Rochester, NY https://www.sonicera.com/ijo/
21 NOV 2021: with the Maria Schneider Orchestra, NJPAC Victoria Theater, Newark, NJ https://www.njpac.org/event/maria-schneider-orchestra/
15 DEC 2021: with the Eric Felten Jazz Orchestra, Blues Alley, Washington, DC https://www.bluesalley.com/
28 JAN 2022: with the Maria Schneider Orchestra, Festival De Jazz De Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain https://proticketing.com/theproject/es_ES/entradas/evento/20290/session/1162179/select?viewCode=Vista_Principal – POSTPONED!!
29 JAN 2022: with the Maria Schneider Orchestra, Barbican Centre, London, England, UK https://www.barbican.org.uk/whats-on/2022/event/maria-schneider-orchestra – POSTPONED!!
30 JAN 2022: with the Maria Schneider Orchestra, Elbphilharmonie, Hamburg, Germany https://www.elbphilharmonie.de/en/whats-on/maria-schneider-orchestra/16713#getting-here-3 – POSTPONED!!
31 JAN 2022: with the Maria Schneider Orchestra, Wiener Konzerthaus, Vienna, Austria https://konzerthaus.at/concert/eventid/59128 – POSTPONED!!
01 FEB 2022: with the Maria Schneider Orchestra, Müpa Budapest, Budapest, Hungary https://www.mupa.hu/en/program/world-music-jazz-popular-music/maria-schneider-orchestra-data-lords-2022-02-01_20-00-bela-bartok-national-concert-hall – – POSTPONED!!
02 FEB 2022: with the Maria Schneider Orchestra, JazzFestBrno, Brno, Czech Republic – POSTPONED!!
03 FEB 2022: with the Maria Schneider Orchestra, Cankarjev dom, Ljubljana, Slovenia https://www.cd-cc.si/en – POSTPONED!!
05 FEB 2022: with the Maria Schneider Orchestra, Philharmonie Luxembourg, Luxembourg, Luxembourg https://www.philharmonie.lu/en/programm/maria-schneider-orchestra-presents-data-lords/3296 – POSTPONED!!
06 FEB 2022: with the Maria Schneider Orchestra, Music Center De Bijloke, Ghent, Belgium https://www.bijloke.be/programma/1793/Uniek_concert_met_Amerikaanse_bigband/Maria_Schneider_Orchestra – POSTPONED!!
07 FEB 2022: with the Maria Schneider Orchestra, Philharmonie de Paris, Paris, France https://philharmoniedeparis.fr/en/activity/concert/22802-maria-schneider-orchestra?itemId=116277 – POSTPONED!!
17 – 20 MAR 2022: with Sherrie Maricle & the Diva Jazz Orchestra, Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola, New York, NY https://2021.jazz.org/
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