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/
Beginning 29 MAR 2022: “Mr. Saturday Night”, Nederlander Theater, New York, NY https://mrsaturdaynightonbroadway.com/
Author Archives: lieslwhitaker
In Full Retreat…
“The worst of life looks beautiful, as it slips away in full retreat.” – Bonnie Raitt Winding down another tour with the Jazz Ambassadors, I’m reflecting on the roller coaster of emotions we’ve ridden since this trek began. Losing one’s … Continue reading
29 DEC 2012 – New York City
Originally posted on Liesl Whitaker:
I’m sitting in a small, one bedroom apartment on the West Side of Manhattan. Snow is blowing by the window, giving the room an even cozier vibe. I’m under blankets, in my jeans, truly just…
I’m Certain of Nothing…
One of the perks of my jobs is being able to travel around the country, often coming into contact with my extended family along the way. This happened this past week in Mason City, Iowa. My Mother, Barbara, was the … Continue reading
Loss, Love and Learning…
I have taken a hiatus from writing over the past 6 months, mainly because I have been absorbed in the observation of life. As a person, I am always amazed at the things that I can observe if my eyes … Continue reading
Now Do It!
Writing again on a Tuesday in Georgia from the bus. Just a short excerpt to start a process, whatever that may be. We are traveling to the next town where we will attempt to bring joy to the hearts of … Continue reading
I’m sitting at the bedside of my four-year-old daughter as she slips off to sleep. The monotonous clicks of my keyboard hypnotize her, and she stares at my screen as I type, unable to read the words, yet fixed on … Continue reading
The Human Soul…
Standing out amongst other living things is something we humans do rather well. We are at the top of the food chain, after all, our brains so far advanced that our technology actually blows the mind! Just take a look … Continue reading
Returning to writing finally, now that I have some quiet time…away from home, on a bus and on the move. Out here, watching the world pass by my 5-foot tinted screen, thoughts come and go with the change of the … Continue reading
A Youthful Lesson…
On a lazy Tuesday morning in December, I sit with my children, watching the snow accumulate outside of our rented townhouse in the Maryland suburbs. Schools are closed today, so my son is taking his turn with the TV, while … Continue reading
The Child Behind
I have no idea where my brain is today. Perhaps I left it at the local establishment last night, after a last minute text from my best buddy invited me out to a local meetup group. The trail of the … Continue reading