The time has come for my summer travels to begin! In just over a week I’ll be landing in Berlin to tour Germany, The Netherlands and Italy with Izzy and the Catastrophics. It’s going to be a blast. Check out the Show Dates page to get further info on when and where we’re playing.

Before that, though, I’m traveling from Portland to Elko, NV to play in my alma mater high school’s Jazz Festival. I feel honored and privileged that my old high school director, Walt Lovell, who is still the high school band director in Elko, has asked me to partake in the festivities this year. I’ll be playing with some heavyweights the likes of Karen Greene from Atlanta and some cats from L.A who I’m sure it will be a pleasure to meet and play with. Also joining me will be my cohort from Seattle through The Great Basin Jazz Camp, Wayne Bliss on bass. I’m positive the couple days with the kids and the performance itself will be a wonderful experience for everyone involved.

After my return from Italy at the end of June I’ll only have a couple days before the 50th annual National Basque festival! More on this to come later… I probably won’t make a post while in Europe, so watch for an update in early July.

Live music for life!