COASTAL / # 1 / UPCOMING EXCITEMENT

I’m on the eve…or the eve of the eve of my second SOLD OUT presentation for The Coastal Jazz & Blues Society.  Our first show at Blue Frog Studios was packed to the rafters. 100+ people were thoroughly entertained by TIM TAMASHIRO and The Tilden Webb Trio. It was a fantastic night of music and […]

REFLECTOR/REFLECTIONS

I don’t think of myself as a reflector at least not by the way of social media etc. Who knows, maybe I’m wrong. I do feel compelled as 2014 comes to close however to look back on what was an astonishing year with many ups and downs (relatively speaking of course). I did make a […]

COASTAL JAZZ DEVELOPMENTS

If you scrolled far enough down to read about the events happening other than Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga you likely noticed that Coastal Jazz  is now presenting the Cellar Jazz Series.  This has likely raised more than a few eyebrows and I have been peppered with queries and questions. I have always had a […]

MY SWEET AUNTI BARB

I can’t remember when, I can’t remember how, I can’t remember why she came into my life but Barbara Fudge DID come into my life and had a massive impact on it!  Many visits to the club, a four time New York With Weeds participant and someone who supported literally everything I did.  She was […]

ONE YEAR AGO

It was exactly one year ago today that I hit the ‘send’ on an email that would seriously change the course of my life. I remember it was a Saturday night and the club was packed. The Bryn Roberts Quartet featuring Seamus Blake had just finished their second set. It was an awesome night of […]

SUMMER TIME DONE……

It feels a tad weird to not have the club at this time of year.  This is usually the time I start thinking that we barely made through July, August has picked up and we’re working our way towards another anniversary celebration. This year that is not the case. I have enjoyed this summer more […]

WHAT NEW?

Ahhh, the dog days of summer.  It has been beautiful.  Not much to reports on this end other than some really cool gigs upcoming, some new recording plans, some new releases on Cellar and the excitement of another New York With Weeds Tour coming up in February (we’re 25% sold!) Very excited about several new […]

A FEW THINGS POST JAZZ FEST

I know everyone is gearing up for Jazz Festival and providing you’re not going to be ‘jazzed out’ which, just for the record is not possible, there are some very cool things happening this summer that I want to let you know about. First off, I’m doing some gigs at The Italian Cultural Center this […]

JOHN WEBBER QUARTET with guest GEORGE COLEMAN

When I was in New York City last March with the NEW YORK WITH WEEDS tour, the 45+ participants got to witness a recording session with an all star band led by guitarist JOHN WEBBER (yes guitarist).  He was joined by HAROLD MABERN piano, NAT REEVES bass, JOE FARNSWORTH drums and very very special guest […]

LOOKING AT SPACE

Its has been 3 1/2 months since  closed The Cellar.  Quite a 3 1/2 months its been. Lot’s has gone, lots of adjusting, the exercising of patience and perspective and lots of wondering what the future holds.  I have gone full on with The Cellar Jazz Society and had the great fortune of a lot […]