Had a ball in Estonia at the Juu Jääb festival in July !

Festivali Juu Jääb Kava 2015

I really enjoyed playing in Estonia at the beginning of July. They have a real sweet little jazz fest on Muhumaa island. Very beautiful place. I played a few tunes with a wonderful band from Hamburg , Germany called Gabriel Coburger and Quintet Jean Paul. Also got to play with some great players from Sweden , Hakan Lewin ( alto sax ) , Aldo Meristo ( Estonia – piano ) , Wade Mikkola ( Finland – bass ) and Thomas Tornroos ( Finland – drums )

Honey West shows up at the Showcase !

Here I am performing as my alter ego , Honey West, in Morris Gearring’s show ” Something About Oscar ”

a tribute to the late great Oscar Brown jr. , with Calvin Koko Brunson, Kwame Steve Cobb, Harrison Bankhead, and Enoch Williamson.  Morris is taking his wonderful show to NYC in a few weeks. I hope they have sold out shows and much success !

Great gig with Natalies Wood !

11214131_10205720426163041_603253920084599954_nWe had a ball at Constellation with Natalies Wood plays Roland Kirk. Can’t wait to play with this band again!

 

Tomorrow Debut of Natalie Wood Plays Roland Kirk

Natalie_wood_plays_roland_kirkThursday I and Natalie Scharf and Natalie Lande will debut our new group “Natalie Wood Plays Roland Kirk” (I’m the wood) at the Constellation Chicago at 3111 N Western Avenue at 9:30 PM. There is a $10 Cover. See you there.

We are excited to play with our great rhythm section; Brian O’Hern – piano, Matt Furguson – bass, and Mike Schlick – drums ! We are playing some great tunes like  No Tonic Press, Black and Crazy Blues, A Handful of Fives and Stompin’ Grounds.