Greetings, all! I’m wrapping up another year here at nailmusic.com, and I’ve got a few cool shows this month and some great things to look forward to next year. This week in particular seems to be the busiest! It all starts this Tuesday, when I have the honor of sitting in with the Bergen Catholic High School Jazz Ensemble under the direction of Saxophonist/composer/educator Peter Furlan. Then Wednesday night I’ll be the house keyboardist (with Bob Meyer on drums) for Kenny Lee’s Jazz Jam Session at The Bungalow in Mount Vernon, NY. Friday I’m back at the Bean Runner with Joe Gil and his “Trio Of Terror”, with Chris Weigers (bass) and Gregg Bendian (drums), and finally SUNDAY I’ll be returning to the wonderful Turning Point Cafe in Peirmont for another WINTER SOLSTICE CELEBRATION & Canned Food Drive (supporting the Food Bank Of The Hudson Valley). We have a great show planned. This year’s group features James Cammack (from Ahmad Jamal’s group) on bass, Bob Meyer on drums and 19 year old Steven Frieder on saxes. (If you’ve never seen Steven play, it’s NOT to be missed. He is truly exceptional.) Tickets for this are $15 and available from the Turning Point Event Page. Last year’s show was SOLD OUT, so get your tickets early! Please bring canned goods or other non-perishable food items to help our less fortunate neighbors here in the Hudson Valley. As we swing into the New Year 2011, the Mahavishnu Project returns to the Iridium NYC on January 20th with the full-out 11 piece group performing the complete “Visions Of The Emerald Beyond” record. Things are also in the works for us to perform with Jerry Goodman, the violinist from the original Mahavishnu Orchestra, in the spring of next year.
Well, that’s about all the news I’ve got time for at the moment! Have a great holiday, stay warm, stay well. And thanks for your continued support.