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Could not be more psyched…..

I have gotten two of the most fantastic musicians to join the JF Trio at Kitano on Friday, October 6th.  That is Steve Williams on drums (drummer on the most beautiful Shirley Horn album “Here’s To Life”) and Andy McKee on bass (who’s played with everyone of note).  Yours truly on piano, vocals and tune choices.  This is going to be a super special night.  Might be a good idea to save the date and make some reservations. 212-885-7000.  I am truly psyched.

Kitano roundin’ the bend….

Firstly, thank you to all that came out to Mezzrow.  What  blast we had!  Full houses both sets with some truly happy faces out there.  I enjoyed the duo with Marco so much.  And now, October 6th back at Kitano.  I’m not sure of who will be with me yet, but mark the date.   Have a great day now!



Tuesday, August 8th “Mezzrow” will be my jazz club home and  you are sincerely invited!  I am psyched.  Mezzrow is one of my most favorite jazz clubs. It reminds me of the old Bradley’s in that it’s comfortable and to the point- that is, folks care about the music- in an intelligent, good vibe kind of way.  So I will be following up my recent hit at Kitano (which was a blast) at Mezzrow and I’ll have the amazing Marco Panascia with me on bass.  Sets at 8 and 9:30 with a $20 cover charge that will also open the doors to you at “Smalls” across the street.  I’ve played at Mezzrow for the early solo set, but this is my first time in “the name spot.”  Fun, promise!  Be well now.

Kitano and Mezzrow…..

My cup runneth over!  I hope you’ll come to both of these places.  They both are top jazz clubs in the city and I am psyched to play them.  Friday, June 9th for Kitano is coming right around.  I’ll have Rusty Holloway on bass and Paul Wells on drums.  We will be recording the week before so it will be super on point for Kitano.  Then, Tuesday June 10th I will debut in “the name spot” at Mezzrow with a duo.  Super fun.  I promise.  Make some reservations if you will.  Have a great day now!

Ain’t it nice…..

When the club owner asks you to come and play?!  I remember when I was recognized at the Blue Note (and let in under the cover) ’cause I was playing there with the big band on Sundays pretty regularly.  I damned near put that on my resume.  Anyway, thank you Gino.  Gino has asked me to return with my trio to Kitano on June 9th.    If you can be there, I promise you a good time.  I know how that sounds, but you know what I mean!  Check the schedule for the details. See you soon.