Getting Back into the Swing of Things

As part of the interview I did this past Saturday I made a little announcement, but I’d also like to share it here officially. My first four albums focused on the saxophone. It was my primary instrument, so that made … Continue reading

Georgia on My Mind with Monty Seward and Gene-O

Bassist Darryl Williams hold a fantastic jam session in San Diego on Tuesday nights at Felix’s BBQ. When I have the time, I love to head out there and sit-in with all of the talented musicians that come out. This past week, I was able to perform “Georgia on My Mind” with two amazing vocalists.

On Teen Jazz I’ve also started a jam session directory to help other musicians find jams in their area. If you know of any good jam sessions, please add it to our growing list!

Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, and Some Blues

The past couple weeks I’ve been working on something in secret. Sort of. I’ve posted a few updates on Facebook and Instagram about what I’ve been up to, but you know how it is with Facebook – sometimes only 3 people see any posts from your pages. Sigh.

So, I’ll give you a bit of a hint…

And maybe another…

And one last one for good measure…

Yup. I’m back in the studio recording!

It’s not a full album by any stretch so far, only a couple of songs, but I’m having a ton of fun working on them. And… They are both instrumental! It has been a while since I’ve put anything instrumental out (not since Falling Slowly), and I am totally loving recording sax again.

I’m not ready to spill all the details regarding what I’m working on, but I’ll give away a few things…

1. A lot of what I’ve been working on as part of my project 365 is going to show up on the recordings

2. There is at least one cover and one original (maybe more – but I’m not telling)

3. There’s some flute and maybe a bit of background vocals, but a whole lot of saxophone!

So the new? My original song. The old? Going back to playing sax. The borrowed? The cover song. The blues? 🙂

One final quick update – I’ve recently launched a podcast as part of Teen Jazz and Teen Jazz Radio. It’s available on iTunes and through the Teen Jazz websites. I would really love it if you checked the podcast out. Let me know what you think and maybe even send me a question to answer in one of the next sessions!

Thank you all for reading!