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/
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My first instrumental music teacher, Dr. Jim Ryon and I meeting for the first time in more than 35 years! Read “After All These Years” for the details of this reunion.
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The Jazz Ambassadors will be performing at the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage this evening at 6pm ET. Please join us! If you can’t make it to the live performance, please join us through the live webcast: http://www.kennedy-center.org/programs/millennium/ See you at … Continue reading