Archive for the ‘Performance’ Category

September 4, 2013

Jazz Alive 2013

I’m very pleased to announce that I’ve been invited to play on the Jazz Alive 2013 cruise, on board the Crystal Symphony. The roundtrip cruise from Montreal leaves on September 26th and returns on October 3rd. Organised by Jazzdagen and Arbors Records it features 20 of the finest Jazz musicians playing today, including Bob Wilber, […]

August 27, 2009

Early mornings and tv shows! (Rio and São Paulo)

Another flight, more time to write! On our way to Belo Horizonte now for the last, and biggest part of the festival. The planning in Belo is enormous – we have had a film festival over the past week, showing only films related to jazz, including Anatomy of a Murder and The Cotton Club, amongst […]

August 23, 2009

A succesfull start to the tour!

Even so, Gunhild’s style of jazz is not common here so, to be honest, although I knew they would do a great job I didn’t know how great. … I would also like to say that it was a great feeling seeing the audience really enjoying the combination of artists that Leo and I had put together A brief word on Mingus.

August 21, 2009

A few hurdles, but a good start!

Well, I finally have a quick 20 minutes to write something! I have to say, I wasn’t really prepared for the amount of work that was waiting for us here! Since I arrived Tuesday night it has been pretty much non-stop – interviews, resolving problems at the theatre, resolving problems at the hotel … just […]

August 11, 2009

Jazz Festival Brasil 2009

Apologies for my extended absence. I’ve been slightly overwhelmed by a new ‘gig’ and I’m just getting life back in order! A few months ago I took on the job of Artistic Director for Jazz Festival Brasil, foolishly thinking I’d have lots of fun organising the biggest festival of it’s kind in the country. I’ve […]

September 13, 2008

On tour – day 12 and the tour ends

Day 12 – Recife I suppose it’s fitting that the last day off the tour should be the biggest balls up. We were all told to be ready for an 11 a.m. pick-up for the airport. Our flight was at 1.15 and we had a TV broadcast to do before the gig (actually they booked […]

September 10, 2008

On tour – Day 10 and 11

Day 10 – Belo Horizonte (again) I didn’t think there was enough traveling going on during this tour, so I decided to go home in between gigs! Actually, it was my wedding anniversary, so I popped home on the day off. It’s actually between Rio and Aracaju, so it kind of made sense. I needed […]

September 8, 2008

On tour – Day 7, 8 and 9

Saturday, Day 7 – Belo Horizonte Another day off, so I invited the band over for lunch. Excellent day, we played some 2-on-1 basketball downstairs and hung out by the pool before sitting down for a long and relaxing lunch. All was going well until we went to the theatre to see the evenings shows. […]

September 6, 2008

On tour – Day 3/4/5 and 6

I was almost lulled into a false sense of tranquility with a few days in Sao Paulo. NOW the tour has started! The past few days have been, as was expected, somewhat chaotic. My promise of writing a post everyday after the gig was foolishly hopeful. Of course, when we’re really on the road, then […]