Early September will be the nation wide distribution of Romancing the Dark to radio stations around the country! I'm excited about getting the music out to a wider audience. I'm also thrilled that R.T.D. has been submitted for consideration for Grammy nominations in several categories.
This project sounds the way it does sonically because of the amazing artists that played on it.
George Oldziey, Steve Schwelling, John Mills, Mitch Watkins, Bruce Saunders and of special note, Paul Unger on bass who plays with the Fort Worth Symphony and violinist extraordinaire James Anderson who's emotional, textural playing is threaded throughout the CD. James can be heard with his own remarkable band "Austin Piazzolla Quintet" in concert in and around Austin.
I'm off to NY to sing at the Wall Street Jazz Festival this weekend, dedicated to the memory of the wonderful jazz pianist Marian McPartland...
I'll be back at the Elephant Room with GATO 6 Friday September 6th! (9:30 to 1:30 315 Congress)
Hope to see you soon!
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And...in the next few weeks here's some very cool events coming up in my life of music!
Will you be in NY State the end of August??
If so, come to the "Wall Street Jazz Festival" in Kingston NY.
On Aug. 31st I'll be singing with Peggy Stern, Sweet Sue Terry, Richard Syracuse, Jay Clayton and many other amazing New York area jazz artists.
Here's the link with all the info:
Then I return to Austin to play at the Elephant Room on September 6th
with GATO 6 !!
Come hear this fantastic high energy latin jazz ensemble! I love singing with these amazing musicians!
Gato piano, John Mills sax, Dennis Dotson trumpet, Wayne Salzmann drums, Mike Longoria percussion, Kris Afflerbaugh bass & Suzi Stern vocals
The Elephant Room
315 Congress Ave.
9:30 to 1:30
On Sat. September 21st I am so excited to be hosting
The Rich Harney Group !!
at Casa Karen
Must call for reservations and tickets! (512) 459-9900
c.c. accepted over phone
Tickets are $20 and free refreshments with tickets price
7402 Greenhaven 78757
On Sat. September 28th
The return of the long lost
Suzi Stern Quintet!!
at The Brass House
2nd and San Jacinto
9:00 to 1:00
Suzi Stern vocals, Paul Unger bass, George Oldziey piano, Rob Kazenel drums
and Dr. John Mills sax
And that's all for August and September! More to come this fall!!
I'll be back at the beautiful jazz room at the Kitano on Park Ave. in NYC on October 16th with Peggy Stern and Harvie S ! I am really looking forward to that gig!
Eddie Gomez with Stephan Karlsson and Ed Soph will be returning to Casa Karen on October 26th (call now!! (512) 459-9900) this will sell out fast! Don't miss this chance to hear this extraordinary jazz legend in the intimacy of Casa Karen!
Thanks for reading all of this! If you've made it all the way down to this line you are a rock star in my eyes and I love and appreciate you more than you know!
See you around town!
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