One of the many residential stops my family made when I was young was to a hard-working Catholic community in the Southeastern corner of Iowa. We rented a small farmhouse on a few acres surrounded by cornfields just outside of Donnelson, a small farming town in Lee County. My brothers went to high school in West Point, and middle school in St. Paul, while I went to elementary school in Houghton. My sister was just a youngster, but eventually started kindergarten in the area. In fact, I remember that she won a coloring contest as a 5-year-old, and that I was so proud of her! We often saw our friends 6 days a week when you added in the weekly Sunday mass to the 5-day school week. My father was the community’s country veterinarian, and was known by first name to everyone within a 50-mile radius. It was quite a time for a young family of eight, making memories and just trying to get through each day, the goal being to retire every 24 hours with everyone healthy and in tact, under the same roof.
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/