The Walkmen at the Vic Theater Friday Janurary 18th

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I’ll be playing trumpet in the Walkmen horn section this evening. I hope they kill it like they did at pitchfork a few years ago. They even bring their very own piano with them everywhere they travel.

Antibalas and Black Bear Combo

I can’t wait to open for Antibalas tomorrow night at Lincoln Hall and finally hear the power of this big horn section live!  They were just featured on Jimmy Fallon last week to advertise the start of their tour.  Many of the songs feature Baritone, Tenor and two trumpets.  I also hear the lead singer designs some of his own clothing.

Hollows Sophomore LP Available April 10th

I don’t think anyone who checked out Zooey Deschanel’s band She and Him at  Millennium Park in Chicago a few summers back would forget the killer girl band that  opened up the show.   I’ve been lucky to run into the members of Hollows a few more times since then both playing with JC Brooks and the Uptown Sound at the Metro and performing alongside Bassist and Flutist Emma Hospelhorn in the horn section for Stephen Paul Smoker.  The first song to surface of their upcoming release is called “V is for Vulture” and it features myself and trombonist Andrew Zelm.  To hear more about the release check out this interview in the Brooklyn Vegan.

Hollows: V is for Vulture

Syl Johnson @ West Fest Chicago 7/10/11 7 p.m.

I’m excited to announce that I’m playing with the great Syl Johnson this coming Sunday evening.  Who is Syl Johnson?  He is famous for working with Al Green producer Willie Mitchell and has been sampled heavily by artists such as Wu-Tang Clan, Public Enemy and the Geto Boys.  Listen to Syl on Numero Group’s page.  West Fest is located at the corner of Damen and Chicago Ave.  The horn section will feature Chris Neil on saxophone, Andrew Zelm on trombone and myself on trumpet.