TONIGHT - Friday, January 21st at World Café Live (downstairs) – I’ll be playing with Philly Bloco, a 22-piece Brazilian Carnival band. This band is a blast to play with. Crazy high energy party band. All covers – about half Brazilian tunes and half a mix of New Orleans tunes (Dirty Dozen, Dr. John, Meters, etc.) and American pop/R&B tunes (some Stevie Wonder and some Otis Redding) that get a samba treatment. If you like to dance this would be a good show to come to.
TOMORROW - Saturday, January 22nd at The Rotunda with Bobby Zankel and the Warriors of the Wonderful Sound (also on the bill is Sonic Liberation Front, a great band that I used to play with). FREE SHOW. Bobby’s avant big band is like no band you’ve ever seen. Traditional big band instrumentation but the music is purely Bobby’s conception and aesthetic. Bobby has created his own language on the alto saxophone as well as in his writing and arranging. It’s powerful, dense, funky, challenging, engaging music and the band is stocked with some awesome musicians. We also play the first Thursday of every month at Tritone.