A few months ago I wrote a blogpost about Planting a Thousand Seeds to grow ten trees, well I am excited to tell you that the trees are growing. I've managed to fill in my mini tour of Europe in September so my quartet now has 5 consecutive concerts. My trio, which just finished recording new material for a CD due out in the fall, will be performing the opening night of the Reykjavik Jazz Festival on August 20th. (read more…)
July 26, 2011 11:47 pm | Filed under: Music | Comments (0)
Tags: performance, promotion, The Dream
May 7, 2010 1:59 pm | Filed under: Music | Comments (0)
Tags: compositions, Gigs, jazz, performance, Scott McLemore
This week was an unusual one for me because I played four nights in a row, at the same venue, with the same jazz quintet, Scott plays Bop//Scott plays Scott. That is unusual in Iceland. We were premiering music by drummer Scott McLemore and I was playing both Wurlitzer electric piano and an acoustic piano. We had a great time playing and were pleasantly surprised by the attendance every night and most delighted with the review in the Morning Paper. Scott can not only play drums, write music and cook great food, he also a very creative designer and he designed his own poster. I love it! Don't you?
Today I'm reaping the emotional satisfaction of the project but also paying for the late (read more…)
May 5, 2010 1:19 pm | Filed under: Music | Comments (0)
Tags: Gigs, performance, Scott McLemore
I've been a terrible host lately but in my defense I have been busy preparing a new CD (to be released in June), booking tour dates in US in June, taking care of travel arrangements and rehearsing new music with the Scott McLemore quintet. We are playing 4 nights this week in Reykjavik and it is really great music. So if you are in the greater Reykjavik area don't miss this unique opportunity to see a band develop new material. The event is called "Scott plays Bop, Scott plays Scott"
November 2, 2009 10:37 pm | Filed under: Music | Comments (0)
Tags: facebook, jazz, listeners, Music, performance
This is just a short little note to announce that I will be performing in a duo setting with guitarist Andres Thor, Wednesday November 6th. We are doing a 30 minute lunch hour concert at the Nordic House in Reykjavik, as a part of a concert series organized by the University of Iceland. Show time is at 12:30pm. We will be premiering two tunes. One is a composition of mine that has been given the title "Long Pair Bond". The title was suggested to me on Facebook and you can read all about it in my previous post Name That Tune…My Listeners Did.
I was very much inspired by the submissions and wrote a new tune last Friday that I call "Autumnalia". That title was suggested by Michael Paul Pavlic. Thank you Michael. You can see a video of me playing it on Facebook.