I'm excited to say that we're getting very close to have a finished debut record for my band Elder Ones! We had an incredible experience recording up at EMPAC in February, and we are hoping to have the final mix very soon. We will also be playing a big show at EMPAC on April 21st, splitting the bill with the new music ensemble Longleash! We also have a New York show coming up on 3/28 at the Silent Barn.
This season I have a few exciting collaborations coming up! The fantastic Mary Halvorson has been sending me some killer songs for a new quintet that we'll be premiering in June at the Jazz Gallery. The quintet is Mary on guitar and compositions, Ambrose Akinmusire on trumpet, Michael Formanek on bass, Tomas Fujiwara on drums and me on vox! I'm incredibly excited about this band, and we'll have a recording session later this year. I'm also psyched to be working with my old friend and collaborator Pat Spadine, the insane brain behind the Ashcan Orchestra. I'll be premiering a piece of his for his Emerging Artist Commission at Roulette in June!
This spring is about transitioning out of energy sucking full-time job, and playing, writing, singing and teaching more. I'm so happy to be moving into this new phase of my New York life!
See you soon I hope!