Steve Davis, James Burton and me playing with Ron Carter’s Great Big Band at Birdland. What a swingin’ section.
Shawn Edmonds and me In the “pit” room for the Broadway production of “Ain’t Too Proud.”
Its always fun working with this band! I love Playing those classic horn section lines, and we get to put on a clip on mic, costume and dance onstage at the end of the show.
I am subbing at “Beautiful” the Carole King Musical, all weekend on Broadway in New York City with my buddy Tatum Greenblatt.
The goal for me this weekend is to sound as “commercial” as possible. One of my favorite trumpet players (who shall go nameless) gave me some tips on how to achieve a commercial sound.
I don’t want to give away his secrets, but I did have to slap on a smaller mouth piece (bach 12c) to help me get that commercial sizzle, à la James Pankow from Chicago (one of my favorite “commercial” trombonists). I am looking forward to the rest of the weekend playing Carole King’s Music.
I had the pleasure of performing as a substitute on Broadway’s “My Fair Lady” at Lincoln Center with these wonderful musicians Charley Gordon, and Marcus Rojas.
I am excited to share that I am on two Grammy nominated albums this year in the Musical Thrater category.
“Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert,”
“Carousel” cast album:
SAT, SEP 22 2018, 11:00AM I will be performing with a brass quintet for the Consecration of the XI Bishop of Newark at:
Newark , NJ 07102
The Rev. Carlye J. Hughes will be ordained and consecrated a Bishop in the one, holy, catholic, and apostolic Church and Eleventh Bishop of The Episcopal Diocese of Newark on Saturday, September 22, 2018 at 11 AM at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC).
Presiding Bishop Michael B. Curry will be the Chief Consecrator. The Rev. Brenda Husson, Rector of St. James’ Church in Manhattan, will preach.
Light refreshments will follow the service.
All are invited to attend, and while there is no admission charge, NJPAC requires thateach attendee seated in the auditorium must have a ticket.
Note for consecration, clergy and other and procession participants
A separate registration link has been sent to you. Please use the link sent to you (NOT the link below) so that we can send you the appropriate ticket.
Note for choir
Separate arrangements are being made for participants in the combined choir.
Note for all other attendees
Please register for your open-seating tickets TODAY! The online registration form (click here) will remain open through Wednesday, September 12. Tickets will be allotted on a first-come, first-served basis as seats remain.
To accommodate NJPAC’s seating preparations, wheelchair patrons with one companion seat have separate registration fields on the same online form.
While individuals may order tickets using the link above, to facilitate the ticketing process, we are asking congregations and diocesan organizations to register attendees as a group using the same link. To avoid issuing duplicate tickets, the registration form requires each individual’s name.
Tickets can be picked up at the Farewell Luncheon for Bishop Beckwith on September 8; remaining tickets will be mailed the week of September 10. You may pick up (and sign for) someone else’s tickets.
Event day information
While there are several parking lots convenient to NJPAC, on the day of the event, we encourage you to car pool. Parking at Episcopal House is reserved for bishops and the Presiding Bishop’s office. Doors open at 9:45 AM; all guests not assigned to processions or to seats on the stage are requested to be in their seats by 10:30 AM for the music and procession.
Rosena Hill Jackson is playing the role of Nettie Fowler at Carousel on Broadway for the matinee today. I am so excited to hear my wonderful wife sing.
“Bad Bones” at the second day of Michel Camilo’s Big Band recording session. Steve Davis, Michael Dease, Jason Jackson, and Dave Taylor.
Michel Camilo is recording his next Latin Jazz Big Band album. I am having a blast grooving with this all-star line-up.
Tonight I am performing with the Grammy Award winning Vanguard Jazz Orchestra at the Village Vanguard Jazz Club in New York City. Sets are at 8:30pm and 10:30pm.
Since 2008, Flushing Town Hall’s QueensJazz Orchestra, under the direction of NEA Jazz Master Dr. Jimmy Heath, has performed to thousands of jazz lovers, honoring music made popular by jazz icons who called Queens their home, featuring established jazz heroes and the next generation of greats.
This special 10th anniversary celebration on Friday, June 29 at Flushing Town Hall will honor Jimmy Heath and his life’s journey through jazz. Tickets and more at http://bit.ly/QJO2018
In this world premiere of Gary S. Fagin’s new cantata for soprano, mezzo-soprano, baritone and orchestra, the KCO gives voice, hauntingly, to those most affected by the gun epidemic: victims of gun violence and their families. This timely piece has been called “beautiful;” “stunning;” “an important work.”
“The Struggle To Forgive – Confronting Gun Violence in America” will be presented at the Schimmel Center for the Arts (Pace University) on Friday, May 4, 2018, beginning at 7:30pm.
Complex and powerful, the evening will tell the sweeping story of an issue that defines our time—gun violence.
May 4, 2018 at 7:30 pm Schimmel Center for the Arts Pace University 3 Spruce Street New York, NY Tickets are $29
Special offer for family and friends: Save 10%.
By Phone: 212-346- 1715 and mention code FRIENDS10, online at SchimmelCenter.org, enter code FRIENDS10, or in person at The Schimmel Center Box Office at 3 Spruce Street and mention code FRIENDS10. Offer valid through 4/28/2018. Max 8 tickets.
Jesus Christ Superstar Live NBC back stage with Andrew Lloyd Webber
After performing with the live production of Jesus Christ Superstar on NBC Easter Sunday, I took a photo with the composer, Andrew Lloyd Webber. Lord Andrew is a very gracious man.
All weekend I get to play with the legendary Earl Gardner at A Bronx Tale on Broadway in NYC. I also get to dust off the tuba and play some sweet baselines in the book.
Last night was an amazing experience playing with the legendary Johnny Mathis. What a PRO!! He sang his but off at the Westbury Theater.
I was in an all star band including these amazing trombonist; Jack Schatz and Charley Gordon. Pictured below.
Today I’m at Sunset Blvd. starring Glenn Close.