February is full of funk and traveling, and this is the week it all begins. McTuff will visit Bellingham, Moscow, Richland, Eugene, and Portland and has a few special shows in Seattle. Looking forward to some quality van time with the fellas.
McTuff – Tuesday, January 29th @ Seamonster Lounge, 10:30pm – 21+ McTuff – Thursday, January 31st @ The Green Frog, 9:30pm – 21+ McTuff – Friday, February 1st @ John’s Alley, 9:30pm – 21+ McTuff – Saturday, February 2nd @ Emerald of Siam, 9:30pm – 21+
A busy week ahead with some long-time musical partners, a brand new band, and the return of Tiger’s Wood:
McTuff – Tuesday, January 8th @ Seamonster Lounge, 10:30pm – 21+
Tiger’s Wood – Wednesday, January 9th @ Triple Door Musicquarium, 8:30pm – 21+ Eclectic Approach – Thursday, January 10th @ Amber, 10pm – 21+ Eclectic Approach – Friday, January 11th @ Wild Buffalo, 8pm – 21+
Tim Carey Trio – Saturday, January 12th @ Hotel Monaco, Private Function McTuff – Sunday, January 13th @ Marine View Church, 5pm – All-Ages
Eclectic Approach is a funk/pop group out of Seattle with a long list of accomplishments and a bright future. They recently performed on Jimmy Kimmel live and raised over $20,000 with a Kickstarter in December, and I’ll be subbing for their drummer on these two shows. Tiger’s Wood, featuring Richie Aldente members Tim Kennedy and Ian Sheridan, returns to the Musicquarium, McTuff visits Marine View Church’s Jazz Series, and I’ll be playing some straight-ahead jazz at Hotel Monaco with fellow Hardcoretet members Tim Carey and Aaron Otheim. Lots of different music with lots of talented players.
This past year has been incredible. As a performer I’ve been lucky enough to play over 140 shows in a dozen cities with 45 stellar musicians making up 20 different groups, not including the many I’ve met and played with at sessions and private events. As a teacher I’ve witnessed long-time students enter music programs all over the country and continue their growth here at home. As a homeowner, I survived a brutal attack by what I can only assume to be jazz-hating yellow jackets that built a nest in my backyard. Revenge is a dish best served in a spray-can filled with poison.
After joining Seattle’s Table & Chairs Records, Hardcoretet‘s album Do It Live got the press and radio attention it deserved and reached #16 on the CMJ (US) Top 40 Jazz Chart and #8 on the Earshot (Canada) Jazz Chart. McTuff recorded a new album at Electrokitty studio and our residency at Seamonster Lounge produced a constant flow of notable nights including a drop-in by Dave Matthews Band saxophonist Jeff Coffin, a night of music by Richie Aldente featuring Richie himself (Tim Kennedy), and the birth of TIBORFEST – the celebration of Seattle’s most energetic and supportive music fan. Jen Grajewski at Kentridge High School, my alma mater and home to Washington’s best drama department, contracted me to direct the pit in two shows, Legally Blonde the Musical and Godspell, and Farko and Feodor Dosumov enlisted Joe Doria and myself to fill out their jazz fusion group Double Trouble. Continue reading 2012 In Review→