St. Patricks day is upon us again. This year I'll be celebrating at My favorite Jazz Club Squashed Grapes, in Ventura. Jimmy Calire will be joining me on B3 organ and R.J. Root on Guitar, Elias Vasquez on Drums and the phenomenal Jacob Scesney on Sax. this gig is going to be really fun.
On November 15 the Hans Ottsen Quartet returns to Ventura for a special House concert at The Ottsen residence. Ho4 is a very special project that is dedicated to the exploration of Odd meters and modern sensibilities. It's the most progressive project I've had the pleasure to be involved with. Ho4 features the dynamic Tyler Hamond on drums, the solid as a rock and highly inventive Danny Connell on Bass the direction and masterful compositions and guitar playing of Hans Ottsen and yours truly on Saxophone.
After a long overdue wait, Mari Martin is returning to California and will be playing at the Vine on November 14th. She returns with her amazing band that packed sleepy Ojai's wine hang back when it was Movino's. George Fridenthal on Piano, Maitland Ward on Guitar, Larry Perpoli on drums and your's truly on Saxophone. Iv'e been looking forward to this reunion for many a long year.