HAPPY NEW YEAR to all! And to all a good night.

Every New Year I recall...............

I came to NEW YORK CITY for the very first time on NEW YEARS EVE, 1985 going into 1986.  I went to the Blue Note with Benny Green as he was playing with Betty Carer at the time. I hung out so much that 10 days I don't think I saw the light of day as I was going to bed "in the wee small hours of the morning". During that first 10 days of the new year, I sat in at a club called Pats in Chelsea. The owner immediately offered me a regular weekly gig on Monday nights. I explained to him that I didn't even live in New York but was just here checking out the scene from Dallas, TX. He replied, "well, when you move here, and I know you will, the gig is yours". At the time, I only had one gig, one night a week in Dallas. Jazz was not in fashion in Dallas at the time. It was always up and down.  So...Giving it some serious thought I went back home to Dallas, had a garage sale, paid off my car, tied up some loose ends, packed my bags, and moved to NY by February 1986. (before I could change my mind or talk myself out of it.). I got off the buss at Penn Station with 2 foot lockers and a stuffed Koala Bear that Peter Dowdall brought me from Australia. I did that gig at Pats in Chelsea and learned that it was only $40 a night. Benny had given me his $40 making it $80 but I only learned that later. He thought it would help convince me to come I guess. Anyway,   I got press from my one night a week gig at Pats in Chelsea within my 1st month here.  I've been here ever since. It's hard to believe it was that long ago.

Wishing you all joyous memories for your New Year!

May you all grow in positive ways in the coming year.

 

 

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SURVIVED record breaking BLIZZARD in New York City January 22, 2016 

 

My 19th Annual Jazz Benefit for Leukemia and Lymphoma Society @ Blue Note Jazz Club was Canceled January 4, 2016 ( Hopefully Blue Note will give us another date later this year. Stay tuned.) 

 

JUST BACK from 6 months tour in Hong Kong and Bangkok, Thailand January 1, 2016 

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As an Indie Artist doing my own Booking (International Tours) 

SEPTEMBER 2015 - DECEMBER 2015  Bangkok, Thailand Sheraton Grand

JULY 2015   Hong Kong , Four Seasons Hotel 

APRIL 2015  Hong Kong 

MARCH 2015  Bangkok, Thailand 

JANUARY 2014 Istanbul Turkey

MARCH 2014 Dubai

DECEMBER 2013 Makhachkala, Russia

DECEMBER2013 Prague Czech Republic 

NOVEMBER 2013 Minsk Belaruse

NOVEMBER 2013 Moscow, Yekaterinburg, Chelyabinsk, Perm, RUSSIA

MARCH 2013 Russian Tour

DECEMBER 2012 Moscow Philharmonic Hall, Moscow RUSSIA 

SEPTEMBER 2012 Kazan, Moscow, RUSSIA

AUGUST 2012 Iceland Jazz Festival, Reykajavik

APRIL 2012 Pisa, Pistoria, Lucca Gartagnana, Livorno, Cassciana Terme, ITALY

MARCH 2012 Istanbul Jazz Center, Istanbul TURKEY

FEBRUARY - MARCH 2012 One Month Tour SIBERIA,RUSSIA 

SEPTEMBER - OCTOBER 2011 Istanbul TURKEY

APRIL2011 Athens,Greece

MAY 2011 Siberia,RUSSIA

SEPTEMBER, OCTOBER 2011 Istanbul, TURKEY  

 

 

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