Thursday, July 23, 2015

Video of "Streams" CD Release at First Banana, Philadelphia

Kenny Warren - trumpet
Matt Engle - bass
Deric Dickens - drums

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Beautiful July

Was in Vermont for a couple weeks playing some music and hanging with my sister. Beautiful cleansing rejuvenating experience. Back in Baltimore now. Feeling more creative and open. Healthier, calmer. Reading more. Making art. Baltimore is sleepy in the summer, and this calm is just what I need.

Next week my album with Deric Dickens, "Streams," comes out. We are playing a couple cd release shows. Exciting!

7/20- Philadelphia, First Banana. w/ Kevin Diehl's Loft 5, and Quinn Dougherty/Ryan Fellhour duo. Shaun Brady wrote a nice little blurb about our show for the Philadelphia City Paper. Check it out here:
band on 7/20 is JG (as), Kenny Warren (tpt), Matt Engle (bs), Deric Dickens (drums)

7/21 - Brooklyn, Korzo w/ Jon Irabagon, Stan Baguettz, Matt Mitchell, John Hebert, and Shawn Baltazor.
band on 7/21 is JG (as), Kenny Warren (tpt), Adam Hopkins (bs), Deric Dickens (drums)

7/22 - I will be sitting in at RYE in Williamsburg, with my good buddy Sam Weinberg and his band. The band is Sam Weinberg (tenor sax), Kenny Warren (tpt), Will McEvoy (bass), Max Goldman (drums).

Also, last minute show that should be very very exciting!!

7/29 - Brooklyn. SEEDS. w/ Nick Saia Quartet. Opening for Michael Formanek, Tim Berne, Mary Halvorson. Nick is a guitarist from NYC now living in Baltimore. He writes cool music and you should watch out for him. He's finishing at Peabody as a composition major and is making cool things happen. Joined by Toronto/Baltimore bassist, Alex Fournier, and Hartford/NYC drummer, Corey Garcia.

In August, Deric and I will hit the road again for a few more release shows for "Streams" and our duo record, "Pallaksch!"

8/16 Milwaukee WI - The Jazz Estate
JG (as), Russ Johnson (tpt), Anton Hatwich (bass), Deric Dickens (drums)

8/17 Chicago IL - Elastic Arts
JG (as), Russ Johnson (tpt), Anton Hatwich (bass), Deric Dickens (drums)

8/18 Lafayette IN - The Spot Tavern
JG (as), Deric Dickens (drums)

8/19 Chicago IL - house show (msg for address)
JG (as), Deric Dickens (drums) +
Julian Kirshner group (Jg alto, Julian drums, Eli Namay bass, tba)

There will be more stuff happening this fall. Some southern shows and definitely a Baltimore cd release. More tours this fall with Time Toss, Jazz Lunch, Words Are Not Enough. And keep your ears out for news about new Jazz Lunch album and Time Toss debut recording!

Wednesday, July 1, 2015


My friend, Lucy Bergeret, made this awesome video for my song, "1st World Problems," off of my new album with Deric Dickens, "STREAMS," with Jaimie Branch, Brian Brunsman, Ross Gallagher. Album comes out 7/21!

Monday, June 29, 2015

Some gigs in Vermont next week

I'll be going up to Burlington to play with my friend and great drummer, Ethan Snyder. We'll be playing trio for a few shows joined by Burlington bassist, Dan Bishop, and one with Pat Markley. And Matt Frazao, of Soul Cannon, is coming up from Baltimore to play a show with us too!

7/6 The Attic (quartet w/ Matt Frazao)

7/8 Radio Bean (trio) 9:30pm

7/9 Manhattan Pizza (trio) 10pm

7/10 Half Lounge (trio) 7pm

7/11 HARTFORD CT - House show w/ Zach Rowden, Corey Garcia (msg for address)

7/12 PHILLY - Random Tea Room (James Collins Trio) 8pm

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Great time in Philly sitting in with Rubblebucket

Was asked to sit in for a couple songs with Rubblebucket at their show a couple nights ago at Union Transfer. Alec Spiegelman and Cole Kamen-Green from Cuddle Magic also sat in on this one. "Came Out Of A Lady." Had a blast with these guys!! Fantastic musicians and humans.

Monday, June 8, 2015

Triage tonight in NYC

Triage will be playing tonight in the West Village at a great new spot called WhyNot Jazz Room. (14 Christopher St.) 10pm-12am. Starting tonight we'll be joined by Adam Niewood on tenor saxophone for the next 3 gigs.

Here's a video from the first show of the tour: