NYE 2017 into 2018

It is always an honor to play with George Porter, Jr., and the Running Pardners is one of the best ways to do that. We play about 10pm.


Hyde Park Jazz Fest 2017

I co-led the band for a set called “Yes We Can: The Songs of New Orleans” to close out the 2017 Hyde Park Jazz Festival in Chicago. It was quite a party. My friend Dennis McDonough got some photos (as usual).

Clap your hands now, people get ready.

Isaiah Spencer and Steve Marquette.

Sima and Ben…all hats and backgrounds.

Ayanna says, “if you can’t find something wrong with your mind, you better find something wrong with her.”

The horn section…

Liam partys with the people.

Bobby Rush wins Grammy

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Bobby Rush with his Grammy for Best Traditional Blues Album for “Porcupine Meat.” It was a real honor to be asked by producer Scott Billington to write the horn parts and play trombone on this record. Bobby is great to work with, and I am so happy for him on his Grammy win.

Loyola MIS Forum on Genre

The Music Industry Studies Program at Loyola University New Orleans (where I teach) has a weekly forum with all of our students. A couple of months ago our guest speaker was ill, so I put together a discussion on ideas around genre. There is video evidence. The talk starts about 10:30 in, after the student announcements.