NEWS NEWS NEWS 8/13/12

Whoa where do I begin!??

I can’t remember the last time I had a chance to sit and just update the website. It looks like I haven’t written anything since January..yikes!

Ok so here were go:

The band is doing very well. We’ve been playing consistantly throughout the northeast, mainly in the New Haven area. Some of our regular gigs have died out and I searched for other places to work which is slowly but surely turning into ‘new’ regular work. The new tunes sound great and led to a recording session at New Haven’s Firehouse 12 in July. We recorded 9 tracks. For a couple of tunes the band was augmented into a 5tet or 6tet with guitar and saxophone. I am so pleased by the results and look forward to the release. The album will be called ‘The Beatnik’ themed with my connection to Beatnik literature and lifestyle. I wanted to reflect something moving forward but grounded in artistic roots. Let’s see if the East Rock Hipsters dig it. Maybe when I press it on vinyl I’ll be come this icon.

Another new addition to my life is the Outer Space Jazz Series. Last December I started a weekly show in Hamden at the club to promote jazz artists. Since then we’ve had a lot of great acts, most notably Jeremy Pelt and last night Jimmy Greene! In September we will have Peter Bernstein and a mini jazz festival. Back in March the band recorded a live album there. I’m so glad that the club is supporting the scene, just got to get the musicians in gear more and ┬ácome out to more shows.

More to come! Stay tuned

 

Nick