MAY 16@spotted cat music club on frenchmen: ORLEANS 6 this band is pretty killin'. starts at 6pm and by the last set it's usually packed with the best and swinginest dancers in town.
17th@ dos jefes uptown cigar bar: LOS TRES AMIGOS. cuban sensation HECTOR GALLARDO and genius guitarist/composer STEVE MASAKOWSKI make this one a burner.
18th 6-9 @bombay club duo with virtuoso pianist/singer/arranger MATT LEMMLER. then off to CAFE ISTANBUL to play with astounding clarinetist EVAN CHRISTOPHER. check out this new listening venue situated on the soon-to-be-well-beaten path of st. claude. world class room.
19th back at BOMBAY.
20th bayou boogaloo festival on bayou st. john with EVAN CHRISTOPHER.
21ST. @3muses on frenchmen with TRIO CABRAL. great food and wine and wild mix of jazz bari sax, cumbias, mexican songs, rock covers.
23rd spotted cat with ORLEANS 6.
25TH bombay club with my old boss and amazing singer BANU GIBSON. amazing depth of repetoire pre-40's. always killer players.
26th@ chickie wah-wah with CLOUD SHARP 9. guitar wizardry and humor of the darkest sort with PHIL DEGRUY, CARANSTON CLEMENTS, and ace drummer DOUG BELOTE.
30TH spotted cat...
JUNE 3rd snug harbor for great drummer DOUG BELOTE'S CD RELEASE!
7-9TH with DVS! killer sounds with MIKE DILLON and JOHNNY VIDACOVICH.
10th @CAFE ISTANBUL. WITH TIM GREEN, MIKE DILLON, AND OTHERS TBA. i'm so excited to present new music with my guys. this place has huge potential. a real sonic vibe. my pick for the coming months.
11th 3muses w/ TRIO CABRAL.
13th spotted cat...
15th new orleans museum of art with SARAH QUINTANA a great group and a quirky context to hear CONTEXT KILLER SIMON LOTT.
18TH 3 MUSES W/ TRIO CABRAL.
27TH-JULY1ST in rochester n.y. with PLUNGE, MARK MCGRAIN'S incredible chordless drumless trio.