TT 33: Tour with Mark Turner, Tootie Heath returns, and What Are You Doing New Years' Eve?

Headed to the airport! Mr. Mark Turner and I will be playing all over in the next week. If you come to a gig please say hi!

20: A-TRANE, BERLIN
21: DUC DES LOMBARDS, PARIS
22: MOULIN À JAZZ, VITROLLES
23: JAZZ CAMPUS CLUB BASEL
24: SUNSET JAZZ CLUB GIRONA
25: HOT CLUB LISBON
27 FESTAWALU JAZZ JUNIORS FESTIVAL, KRAKOW

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There was a simply lovely review of PEPPERLAND in the Washington Post by Sarah L. Kaufman.

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The legendary Tootie Heath is coming back to NYC to reprise the trio we had with Ben Street. On December 13 and 14 we will be playing at the Zinc Bar. This is really a tribute to Tootie, he’s just the greatest and rarely plays in NYC anymore.

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I’ll be back at the Zinc for New Year’s Eve celebration. My friend Marcy Harriell have been talking about doing something for a while. She’s a great singer, a total Broadway pro. She’s becoming a breakout star on the fashion circuit, but still wants to sing.

We both love the great songs of Burt Bacharach — who doesn’t? So for NYE Marcy and I putting together a set of his greatest songs, mostly from the Dionne Warwick era, but maybe a few other things as well. The band will be completed by bassist Corcoran Holt and drummer Vinnie Sperrazza, and I’ll be playing some instrumental jazz numbers with the two of them as well.

Sets and 9 and 11 — and, of course, the second set will include a champagne toast at the top of the year. It will be a really fun evening!!!