Hello everyone! Here's some news about upcoming events worth checking out (well, in my opinion they're worth checking out! )
What: Circle Thurs. Nov. 19th on your calendar and join us for what is becoming a very rare appearance of the S.S.Q. at the Elephant Room!
Where: The Elephant Room is located at 315 Congress in Austin Texas.
(512) 473-2279 for more info.
The Line up: 2 amazing pianists that evening...George Oldziey and Rich Harney, and on Bass the remarkable John Fremgen, & all the way from Canada to our fair city of Austin Rob Kazenel on drums, and I say this with all sincerity, one of the best tenor saxophonists in the entire world, John Mills. This is such an amazing group of musicians....I'm so honored to be singing with them!
We'll be performing from 9:30p.m. to 1:30a.m. (I know it's sort of late for a Thursday but hey...live a little!) It's such a great way to begin the weekend!
Tuesday, December 1st a concert to celebrate the new much talked about...long anticipated new release on Aardvark Records of:
"leap of heart"
with Suzi Stern voice, George Oldziey piano, John Fremgen bass, Brannen Temple drums and Bob Meyer trumpet and Flugelhorn...
Come join us at the beautiful space with an outstanding Steinway grand piano and excellent acoustics!! The First Unitarian Universalist Church of Austin, 4700 Grover Ave. in Austin.
doors open at 7:30. This is the way to hear these classic tunes performed with all of the beautiful dynamic range and integrity that George wrote into these new and exciting arrangements. I truly feel it will be a very special event and we would be so honored to have you there to herald in the new recording project!
On Friday Dec. 11th we will once again do our seasonal rendition of:
"A Child's Christmas in Wales"
with Alex Coke sax and toys, Rich Harney piano, Buddy Mohmed bass
Suzi Stern narration and singer of songs
We will be performing this year at: Saint David's (on 304 E. 7th Street) in Austin
from: 8:00 to 9:00 (doors open at 7:30)
There will be a small ticket fee which I'm not sure of yet! More info. to come...stay tuned! The glorious sparkling text is by Dylan Thomas and all of the music is written by yours truly Suzi Stern and Rich Harney, with fantastic, sometimes hilarious improvisations by Alex Coke and astounding colorful expressive solos by Buddy. It's definitely a wonderful way to bring in the season with a feeling of good will and warmth...great for young and old alike!
Looking ahead into 2010: Can you believe how that sounds?? 2010?? Several performances in the Big Apple, en route to festivals in Sweden and some club gigs in Amsterdam...stay tuned for all the details as I firm up and fine tune the events ahead!!
For more info. about the new release you can visit http://www.Aardvarkrecords.com
Hope to see you at all 3 events and I send you my wish for a beautiful healthy autumn and a holiday season filled with music and peace.