Saturday, January 22nd at The Rotunda – I’ll be playing The Rotunda - for the first time in about two years – with Bobby Zankel and the Warriors of the Wonderful Sound. 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. I’ve been a Warrior for ten years now. Nice.
Friday, January 28th at the North Star Bar – I guess it’s that time of year again. This is turning into a tradition – although, something tells me that this will be the last time. Fathead – the great Philly band I used to play and tour with back in the mid and late 90’s is having another reunion show. The guys are going to relearn a lot of our old tunes and play them for the people who supported us like crazy back in the day. Everyone is a little older now, but I’m sure that won’t slow us down. I think we played that music better at last year’s reunion show than we did when we were a full-time band. Always good to see and play with old friends. It was a badass band!
Hope to see some readers at these shows.
And in the words of my friend Rosemary C.: Thanks for Caring, Thanks for Sharing.