Spring is here….

Flowers, originally uploaded by in2jazz.

Yes, spring is here even though our rainy season is heavily upon us. I am a little behind on my music right now so as soon as I know the new jazz releases this spring, I will let you know.

I went to see the Christian McBride Band @ Yoshi’s last Friday. There were excellent as always in spite of that bad joke that Christian told. They played a couple new jammin” tunes from his upcoming release, Live at Tonic.
Speaking of Yoshi’s, there is lots of good music coming up including Pat Martino, Rachelle Ferrell, and Carmen Lundy (who has a new double live CD.)
The Monterey Jazz Festival looks great this year. The lineup includes McCoy Tyner, Oscar Peterson, Dianne Reeves, Dave Brubeck, and Kurt Elling, who is this year’s Artist-in-Residence. More to come.
Congratulations to vocalist Derek Lassiter on the release of his debut album, Witness. You will get to hear more about Derek real soon.
Big thanks to trumpeter Ian Carey for the write up on his blog and for letting me experiment with my new camera during his set at the House of Shields a couple of weeks ago. I promise to come back and take more photos. The Ian Carey Quintet recently released their debut album, Sink/Swim.
New York City….I will see you next week!

3 Responses to “Spring is here….”

  1. lisa says:

    Great photo, nice post! Have fun in NY.

  2. Waddie G. says:

    I’m just stopping by your blog for the first time. I really like and I also see that you have an interesting taste in music.

  3. soulnoir says:

    So…. What was the CMB joke?

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