I wish you all a very Happy New Year, as it reaches your time zone!

I’ll be ringing it in with the Birdland Big Band, as we finish up a most enjoyable week playing at Birdland in NYC. It’s been a great way to finish the busiest end to a year I can remember. May we all continue to prosper in 2018!

Looking forward to swinging out with Mike Sailors and his Nonet, this evening, as we hold down the late shift at The Django, in the basement of the Roxy Hotel, in NYC. We’re playing 10:30pm-1:30am and it’ll be a party! Hope to see you…

Double duty, this evening:

First up, I’ll be playing with Memo Acevedo and the Manhattan Bridges Orchestra at the Local 802 Club Room, on W48th St in NYC, as part of their “Jazz In The Afternoon” series. We play at 5pm. There is no cover charge but donations to the Musicians Benevolent Fund are encouraged at the door. Please come by to support this worthy cause and hear some great Latin Jazz!

Later, I’ll be with the mighty Eyal Vilner Big Band at Swing 46, on NYC’s Restaurant Row (W46th between 8th & 9th Aves). We’ll be swinging, for your dancing pleasure, from 9pm to midnight.

Hope to see some friendly faces at either or both of these shows!

It’s a busy one tonight! I’ll be fresh off the plane back from Zurich, and playing with 2 great big bands at Birdland in NYC.

At 6pm, come and enjoying the swinging sounds of John Colianni and his Jazz Orchestra.

Then, at 9pm & 11pm, we’ll be making our usual Sunday night appearance with Arturo O’Farrill and the Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra.

Come on out, enjoy some great music, and see if I’m still standing at the end of a loooong day! 😉