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I recently had the joy of working on a song for the Amazon Christmas Soul Compilation with Chicago soul legend JC Brooks. Check out Back Door Santa here: https://www.amazon.com/Back-Door-Santa-Amazon-Original/dp/B07771D6Q9/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1511987281&sr=8-1&keywords=jc+brooks+back+door
Last night I had the opportunity to play with the great Father John Misty in a beautiful theater. Always an honor to play for such an attentive audience. Amazing show!
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.
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.
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
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.