In 2014 I had the pleasure of working as an arranger with JC Brooks and the Uptown Sound, The Million Dollar Quartet, The CCM Jazz Ensemble, The Al Sofia Orchestra and a long list of private clients needing wedding ceremony and event music. I’m looking forward to booking many new projects in the coming year!
It was so nice to get out of the winter Chicago weather and play in southern California with this week! Thanks to El Cid and the LA Car Show!
This past week I had the pleasure of joining the Chicago based Balkan brass band entertaining military families for a Halloween party at the White House. The band debuted a new orange and black costume designed by saxophonist Doug Abram.
I’m excited to open my studio up to a whole new batch of students this fall! If you or your son or daughter are interested studying please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org to set up an audition time.
This past weekend I had the opportunity to play in the horn section with sts9 for a sold out crowd at the congress theater. I can’t think of a better way to spend the Saint Patrick’s weekend! The other musicians in the horn section included Dave Levine (of Low Down Brass Band) on sax and Brent Sanders on trombone.
Black Bear Combo is a four to six member brass/reed band. It is described as a raucous mutt channeling the common energy between traditional music from eastern Europe and the Balkans, punk rock, and free jazz. The band will be performing on the main stage of the Milwaukee Ave Arts Fest on Sunday July 31st at 2pm.
Star Lounge coffee throws and annual 4th of July party that will be held this Sunday, July 3rd, 2011. Black Bear Combo will be playing again this year. The image above is from last year’s event; photo credit: David J. Hanus.