Hope you're having an amazing summer.
Just a quick note to let you know about two upcoming events.
This Friday August 1, I will be presenting the world premiere of my Charlie Parker project at the Newport Jazz Festival. While we are not playing any of his music, each composition is based on a melody or solo of Parker clearly showing Bird's indelible influence on me and modern music in general. It's a real treat for me to return to an acoustic format with Matt Mitchell on piano, François Moutin on bass, Rudy Royston on drums, and 20 years young trumpet…