Cafe Niesen in Berlin

From left to right: Frank Gratkowski, Steve Heather, Tobias Delius, Antonio Borghini (hidden behind Toby), and me. Thanks to Donna Lee for the photo.

Improvisation Clinic in Venice

Marcello, Will and I did a performance/workshop at the Academia musicale Giuseppe Verdi on the island of San Servolo in Venice. The students were very receptive and Marcello was an active translator. The ride back was a trip too.

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.

Photos from Toussaint Tribute in Chicago

These photos were taken by friend and music fan Dennis McDonough.

Our fabulous background singers (who each sang some lead as well), Ayana Woods, Macie Stewart, and Sima Cunningham

Mike Reed

and Principal Instigator Steve Marquette.

Photos from Mars Ayler Xmas in New Orleans

Mars Williams has done a concert of Albert Ayler’s music mashed up with Christmas music for 9 years now. The last two years have included a New Orleans version. Here is a collection of images from the December 13, 2016 performance at Cafe Istanbul in New Orleans with Mars Williams, Jeff Albert, Rob Cambre, Helen Gillet, Jesse Morrow, and Paul Thibodeaux.