Here are my upcoming public performances. Or at least some of them. Get on my mailing list for late breaking updates.
Disclaimer: sometimes I sub gigs out when lured away, so check with me first if seeing a sub will not do. Also, if my schedule here is not so up-to-date (I get behind on such things sometimes), or if you have a question, just e-mail me to get the latest.
Events are on the isle of Manhattan, New York, unless otherwise noted:
Come see me play with the EarRegulars every Sunday night at the Ear Inn, 8-11:00-ish pm with Matt Munisteri on guitar (Matt and I are there whenever possible) and a variety of guest bassists and miscellaneous horn-or-whatever players. The Ear is at 326 Spring St. (between Greenwich and Washington streets), almost all the way to the West Side Highway. 212.226.9060. It's one of the oldest bars in NYC, with a very interesting history going back to 1817. No cover or minimum, but please visit our friend Phillup DeBucket (that's a subtle way of saying we have a tip jar). There's yummy inexpensive food served late, casual attire is fine, Victor, the coolest bartender ever, excellent waitstaff...and it's always a fun hang! Best to get there early to make sure you secure your spot.
Mondays 8-11:00 pm I (normally) play with Vince Giordano's Nighthawks (11-piece 20s and 30s style band) for dinner & dancing at SOFIA'S RESTAURANT - Club Cache [downstairs] at the Edison Hotel, 221 West 46th Street (between Broadway & 8th Ave), New York City. 3 Sets: 8:00pm - 11:00pm. $15 cover charge / plus $15 food/drink minimum. If you sit at the bar, there's a 1 drink minimum. Reservations: 212-719-5799 Subway: 1, 2, 3, 7, N, Q, R, S, W trains to the Times Sq. / 42nd St. stop. www.sofiany.com . For up to the minute details: http://www.myspace.com/VinceGiordanotheNighthawks
Vince and I are in the movie "Revolutionary Road," with Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet. Check it out! (OK, so you can only see us in a few shots, and we're in the background, and it's towards the end of the movie....)
I'm at at Birdland most Wednesdays with Dave Ostwald's Louis Armstrong Centennial Band, aka the Gully Low Jazz Band 5:30-7:15 pm 315 W. 44th St., between 8th and 9th avenues, New York, NY. subway: A C E trains to the 42nd St. stop. But you knew that. $10 cover (we play for the door, so don't whine!) 212.581.3080.
Arbors Records has joined with Jazzdagen Tours to sponsor another swinging jazz cruise on the beautiful and luxurious, all-balcony Regent Seven Seas Mariner 8-Day Alaska cruise from Seward (Anchorage), Alaska to Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada (Air fare from major cities included in the cruise price).
Departing on September 2, 2009 and returning on September 9, 2009 with stops in Hubbard Glacier, Sitka, Tracy Arm, Juneau, Skagway and Ketchikan, Alaska.
Featuring world-class all-star musicians: Bob Wilber, Pieter Meijers, Antti Sarpila, Rossano Sportiello, Nicki Parrott, Ed Metz Jr., Bill Allred, John Allred, Tom Hook, John Cocuzzi, Marty Grosz, Jon-Erik Kellso, Jeff Hamilton, Kristin Korb and Judy Carmichael.
Plus a special post-cruise trip to the fabulous Penticton Jazz Festival in British Columbia, September 11-13, which will feature among a host of bands, High Sierra and a Statesmen of Jazz band led by Pieter Meijers and Bob Wilber. Contact Jazzdagen Tours for rates and travel arrangements. Air fares from major cities included in the fares.
Contact Alida L. Meijers, CTC JAZZDAGEN TOURS P O Box 1706, Studio City, CA 91614- 0706 TEL: 800-433-0078 FAX: 323- 650-0950 EMAIL: email@example.com WEBSITE: http://www.jazzdagen.com/tours/Jazzalive2009.htm or http://www.jazzdagen.com/Reservations.htm