DW Trio in January: JEN, APAP, and the Kitano

Share the e-poster for my APAP and Kitano gigs.

Happy New Year! I spent most of December 2015 gearing up for a jam-packed January 2016. Here’s where my trio will be performing this month (in Louisville, KY and in NYC):

In Louisville, KY:
•Sat, Jan 9 at 5 pm: Jazz Education Network (JEN) conference at the Galt House Hotel. For non-conference attendees, on-site admission is $20 for the trio set.

•Sun, Jan 10 at 9:30 and 11 am: Highland Presbyterian Church. Worship services with original sacred jazz.

Jan 17 showcases in the New York Suite at APAP.

In New York, NY:
•Sat, Jan 16 at 2 pm AND Sun, Jan 17 at 9 am and 5:30 pm: Association of Arts Presenters (APAP) conference showcases at the New York Hilton Midtown. Free admission and open to the public.

•Wed, Jan 20 at 8 and 10 pm: Jazz at Kitano. I’m super excited to return to the Kitano as a bandleader. Both sets will be videotaped, so come and bring your listening ears and warm applause.

Reservations for the Kitano are recommended. Make yours by calling 212-885-7119. And view the Facebook invite here.

Full details for each gig are available at my calendar.

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Frosty the Snowman (AKA “Frosty Brasileiro”)

Click on the photo to hear "Frosty the Snowman."

Click on the photo to hear “Frosty the Snowman.”

A couple of years ago, I posted a series of solo piano performances live from my living room on YouTube.  Here’s my samba version of the perennial holiday hit, “Frosty the Snowman.”

Enjoy, and happy holidays!

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Advent music about Mary (part 2 of 2)

My Soul Proclaims (Magnificat)– from a live performance at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Salem, Oregon, 2011.

NOTE: Part one, which features a three-part a cappella song, “Never Before,” is available here.

The second installment in my Advent music about Mary is my setting of the Magnificat, a song found in the first chapter of the Gospel of Luke. Mary says (or, perhaps, sings) this canticle proclaiming God’s liberating action during a visit to her much older cousin, Elizabeth (who is pregnant with John the Baptist). Continue reading

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