I write to you filled with many emotions. So much has happened in the last couple weeks, and I’m still processing everything. First, I have to express my extreme gratitude and joy over a very exciting and successful European tour. I had an absolutely incredible time visiting all sorts of new places and making some wonderful new friends.
Unfortunately, other emotions emerged as I received update after update of new tragedies and devastation happening at home and all over the world. We’ve all been hearing about the horrors, so I'm not going to bog you down with more negativity. I simply want to express how this has given me a new appreciation for the gift of music and how important it is to take a break from the violence and division.
On this tour, I experienced wonderful connections with my fellow band mates as well as with the audiences who joined us. There’s something truly profound and transformative when people come together to share a moment with one another. I can’t tell you how thankful I am to be able to participate in something so special. So, with all this in mind, I am happy to be back in the States, and am very much looking forward to a couple performances this week.
First, I am thrilled to be performing at Mezzrow Jazz Club in the West Village, NYC, an excellent and intimate venue that specializes in piano duos. I will be joined by jazz guitar great, Peter Bernstein. Peter is one of my very favorite musicians, and I can’t wait to be schooled by him on Thursday. I hope you’ll be able to join us if you’re in the area. We have two sets: 8 pm and 9:30 pm. Reservations are strongly recommended.
On July 23, I’ll be performing with my good buddy Rob Duguay as he celebrates the release of his new trio project, Songevity "Safe in Sound." We’ll be at the Boom Boom Room in the Standard Hotel from 6:30 to 9:30.
My prayers and love go out to all those affected by the recent tragedies, and I invite you to join me in spreading what joy and peace I can through this beautiful gift of music.
Peace and Blessings,