Wow, getting excited about so much!
Heading down soon to The JW Desert Ridge Jazz Festival, and will be hanging with my good jazz buds Warren Hill and Nick Colionne. They both have great new shows and new albums in the works, and it should be an exciting place to perform!
The Wave 'Smoothie' Awards comes later in April, and that will be a great weekend party with so many great names. Larry Carlton will be awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award (deservedly so), but other nominees like myself will just have to wait and see what transpires!
The Smoothies are always a great show and party (thanks to visionary Mary Kirk) and continues on at the Old Mill in TO the following night, where it inevitably becomes an All Star Jam.... I have had the opportunity to play with some great guys that would normally not be on the same gig, such as Rick Braun and Greg Adams, and have made some new friends and colleagues on stage, where I first met Nick Colionne, Peter White, Jessy J, and the fabulous David Sanborn.
Keep the Drive Alive and support the talent that puts heart and soul into every note you love!