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A great time….

was had by all, I do believe.  March was such a fun month at Mezzrow and at Kitano.  Wow!  Thank you for making the room so loving and full.  You have no idea how great it is to play with folks in the audience who have their ears and their hearts and energy set to on!  Thank you to both clubs and to my musical partners Marco Panascia and Joe Strasser.  I will keep you posted what’s up next.  But, come say hi at the Center Bar or take a ride on the Bateaux if you want some nice NY hang spots.

MEZZROW tonight!

Oh how I love this club.  Come on out if you can.  Marco Panascia on bass w/yours truly playin’, singin’ and shmoozin’.    Please make reservations online at  (It makes the owner happy!).  Alright, see ya soon and thank you so much.

It’s all about March 29th, Mezzrow!!!

I love this club.  It’s comfy, it’s low key, it’s a listening room with great musicians among the listeners.  I was there before with the great Marco Panascia on bass and we will be back again.  The club serves drinks and some snacks.  It is located downstairs (like so many great jazz clubs)  on 10th street just east of 7th Ave.  Please make some rezzies online at  It makes the club owner happy.  Happy club owner is a good thing!  And, thank you to everyone that came to Kitano.  It was such a beautiful night.

JAZZ at KITANO this Saturday!

This is one of the best rooms in the city with a beautiful piano and a listening audience, nice food and bar and yours truly at the helm of The JF TRIO featuring the seriously amazing Marco Panascia on bass and a new friend, Joe Strasser on drums.  Sets are at 8 and 9:30.  Reservations are strongly suggested 212-885-7119.  (Park Avenue at 38th Street).  Hope to see you!

Midtown…..Downtown….All Around!

I’ve got some beautiful venues to play at.  On Saturday, March 3rd The JF Trio will be midtown at Kitano.  On Thursday, March 29th I’ll be at Mezzrow downtown w/ a duo. The great Marco Panascia will be joining me on bass for both dates.  These are two fantastic clubs.  Also, I’ve got a new home at The Center Bar in the Time Warner Building playing solo.  Hope to see you and I hope all is well.