It looks like Summer has finally arrived and with it an exciting music festival season.
I'm very excited to be taking Gamak (Rez Abbasi, Rich Brown and Dan Weiss) to Canada to perform at 7 jazz festivals across the country. We'll be in:
June 21 - Edmonton
June 22 - Vancouver
June 23 - Victoria
June 24 - Saskatoon
June 25 - Toronto
June 26 - Ottawa
June 27 - Montreal
Just click the city to find out more information.
In other news . . .
The premiere performances of "I Will Not Apologize for My Tone Tonight" for PRISM Saxophone Quartet were a great success.
Look for an album out this Fall and please enjoy this video for now:
The premiere shows of Song of the Jasmine with Ragamala Dance at Walker Art Center were overwhelmingly amazing. I don't have any video to share yet but we'll be at Lincoln Center Out of Doors in August.
My album Apex with Bunky Green was voted one of the Top 50 Essential Alto Albums of all time by an esteemed cast of fellow alto saxophonists in this month's JazzTimes.
Lastly, Gamak won International Ensemble of the Year at the ECHO Jazz Awards, Germany's Grammys. I wasn't able to attend the ceremony on May 24, but I sent this acceptance speech video. The main reason I'm including it here is that my son Talin is so cute!
Thanks for reading! Enjoy your Summer!