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In the News (and at The Empress)

In the News (and at The Empress)

Vallejo Empress Theatre Nick Phillips gig


One of the most rewarding activities as a musician – is collaborating! Creating, together, something from nothing, sharing a vision, doing the work, the practicing, the promoting, the charts, the setlists, the invite lists… I am proud and happy to introduce to you my new project with trumpeter and GRAMMY® recognized Producer Nick Phillips. Trumpet and bass are putting the show together, but we perform as a quartet.

Vallejo Times-Herald Article

Rich Freedman wrote a great article which appeared in today’s Vallejo Times Herald – read to find out a bit more.

The article is in support of our upcoming show at the beautiful and historic Empress Theatre in Vallejo. Beautiful trumpet player and multi-Grammy Award recognized producer Nick Phillips instigated this project a while ago and I am very excited about it! It allows me to do a lot of grooving and also a bit of the beloved bass chording/solo work (in beautiful collaboration with Nick). Great to be part of an absolutely kicking rhythm section with John R Burr on piano and David Rokeach on drums. Nick has contributed several beautiful originals and reharmonizations of known tunes, we are doing a ballad of mine and there may be some solo bass, too. The overarching vibe is one of lush melodies with funky and groovy takes of some well-known standards. You may not recognize them right away, though 😉

I leave you with this quote from Rich’s article (which really made me laugh because me and winter sports are truly not a good match):

It’s too bad they didn’t hand out medals for bass players at the 1976 Winter Olympics in Innsbruck, Austria. Hometown hero Ariane Cap would have surely snagged the gold.

If you are local – please join us at the Empress Theater in Vallejo, on April 28th, at 6.00PM.

Produced by the Vallejo Jazz Society.

Click the picture below for info and tickets.

The Vallejo Empress Theatre



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