It was nice enough for journalist Larry Blumenfeld to check out the newest Clarinet Road CD, but extremely flattering for him to take the time to write this piece for Jazziz Magazine.
San Francisco Jazz Center, Thursday-Sunday, March 16-19
SFJAZZ hosts the final concerts of Aaron Diehl’s “Jelly & George” tour. We’ve been having a blast, and I have been honored to share the stage with Aaron’s band featuring Adam Birnbaum & Cecile Mclorin Salvant.
Saturday, Mar 4, 2017 (7:30pm)
Storyville Centennial With Reginald Robinson @ The Musical Offering (Evanston, IL)
It has been several years since I crossed paths with pianist and MacArthur Fellow, Reginald Robinson. The Jelly & George tour left a window for this special concert in Evanston, Illinois. Robinson, a specialist in classic ragtime helps me celebrate the centenary of Storyville, the fabled red light district of New Orleans where ragtime first began its evolution into Jazz.
The Musical Offering is a music school with an intimate, beautiful recital hall. Seating is very limited for this special, all-ages concert.
It’s a pleasure to be in an ensemble formed by rising star of jazz piano, Aaron Diehl. This tour called “Jelly and George” is a tribute to early 20th century piano and composer legends Jelly Roll Morton and George Gershwin.
The full New Orleans style band features an extraordinary vocalist, Cecile McLorin Salvant as well a second piano virtuoso, Adam Birnbaum.
Saturday, Jan 28, 2017 (7pm-10pm)
Clarinet Road : Storyville Centennial @ The Little Gem Saloon
The elegant Little Gem Saloon, situated on the historic block of South Rampart Street known as “The Ramp,” is the fitting setting for commemorating the centenary of the closing of Storyville, the legendary, historic Red Light District of New Orleans. For this special concert, I will feature Tom McDermott, one of the most unique contemporary piano professors, is known for his singular approach to ragtime and early New Orleans music.
Advanced reservations for this casual, specially priced, all-ages program guarantees priority seating.
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Wednesday, January 25, 2017 (7pm-9:30pm)
Clarinet Road : Farewell to Storyville @ The Little Gem Saloon
Matt Lemmler helps me commemorate the centenary of the closing of Storyville, the legendary, historic Red Light District of New Orleans.
The elegant Little Gem Saloon, situated on the historic block of South Rampart Street known as “The Ramp,” provides the setting for this specially priced show. Advanced reservations guarantee priority seating.