A little rain, a hint of a breeze… It must be fall in Texas! Still, we have plenty of 100 degree days ahead, but the busy bees among us are already making plans for that winter ski trip. My biggest challenge is always planning ahead (I think I’m missing that chromosome). But I’m involved in several projects that will loom large on the fall horizon:
1. The Texas Jazz Jam Cruise. Leaving from Galveston, the cruise is October 5-12, and is designed for jazz players and fans who want to get a little deeper into the music. Workshops offered by day, jam session at night, and in between, ports of call in the Caribbean. Not bad! I’ll be leading the band and facilitating the jam sessions, as well as offering a few workshops on jazz topics. Details: www.texasjazzjamcruise.org
2. Paul Klemperer’s 3rd Annual Festivus Celebration. Date and location to be revealed soon, but it will be a musical extravaganza like last year’s event at the Paramount, and will be sometime in mid-December.
Also, some events and projects by colleagues are happening this fall…
WOBEONFEST: Coming up is the WOBEON world music festival, a 1-day jam-packed music experience on September 20. Check www.wobeonfest.com for details.
Manuel Cowboy Donley at the Cactus Cafe. September 25. I’m honored to be playing with him at this special performance. For details: http://cactuscafe.org/events/an-evening-with-manuel-cowboy-donle/
Sangeet Millennium will be presenting shows in Dallas and Austin. This Indo-Jazz Fusion project, led by Amie Maciscewski always brings wonderful musicians together for memorable shows. Check their website: www.sangeetmillennium.org.