I’m standing next to the lead player with the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, Nick Marchione. One of the best lead trumpet players around.
Times Square in New York, NY. What an Incredible city!
Excited to start teaching at the City College of New York today. I love teaching because it forces me to put into words my own technique so that the student can understand it and benefit from it. This process makes me a better musician. It is also important for me to give back since people gave to me when I was a young student.
After teaching, I’m headed to perform with the pit orchestra at The Lion King for their evening performance tonight.
Today is a busy day. Up early to fix breakfast for the family and clean the kitchen and get ready for two completely different gigs today.
First, I am excited to be back at “A Bronx Tale” on Broadway for the matinee today in NYC. The book requires a trombone and tuba double so I’ve been practicing the instruments together for the past few days.
Then, tonight I continue playing the week at the Village Vanguard which continues tonight with the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra for our 51st Anniversary. I am blessed for these opportunities.
Come join the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra this week at the Village Vanguard celebrating our 51st Anniversary at the club.
We are looking at a foot of snow accumulating here in the North East. I’m from California and this will never seem normal to me! 🙂
New Jersey Transit Train at Newark Broad Street.
This is how I get in and out of NYC. Tonight I’m headed in to watch the book at Kinky Boots.
Fresh picked California Navel oranges sent by mom!! Yummy