First concert of the new year!
Just returned from a wonderful trip to Japan for the UNESCO's International Jazz Day in Osaka. Got to play in a horn section behind Herbie Hancock, Kenny Garrett, and Lalah Hathaway. What an experience!
"Something" in Osaka with Lalah Hathaway, Roy Hargrove, Esperanza Spalding, Kris Bowers, Terri Lyne Carrington
After an incredible two years of study, performance, and growth, my Monk Institute brothers and I have decided to stick together as a band. I proudly introduce Holophonor!
We've recorded an album, to be released in June of this year. Here's a sneak peak, filmed during our session at Ocean Studios:
Excited to be traveling to Israel this week for the Red Sea Jazz Festival. The Monk Institute Ensemble will be performing with special guest, Jane Monheit . In addition to two performances, we'll be presenting a masterclass on Aug 19th.
More information can be found here.
Also, making a quick trip back to Chicago to play at the Ravinia Festival with some Steans Institute alums, opening up for Natalie Cole and Ramsey Lewis on August 28th. More info here.
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