Come out with your listening ears and dancing shoes for a free hang in East Harlem this Saturday!
I’ll be performing on trombone with an 11-piece salsa band, Aurora y Zon del Barrio, at 2:30pm. We’re at La Placita de la Marqueta, an outdoor plaza on Park Avenue between 115th and 116th Streets. Drop on by!
I’m excited to say that I’m joining Florence + The Machine on trombone this week for two gigs…. one at the Music Hall of Williamsburg on May 5, and the other on Saturday Night Live on May 9! Reese Witherspoon is hosting the show. Tune in from anywhere and see you then! All the details are here.
Join me on PBS this weekend!
In October, I joined musical director Crispin Cioe and a stellar band (folks who work with Bruce Springsteen’s band, Saturday Night Live, Beyonce, and many others) at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC. We taped the 2014 Mark Twain Prize for American Humor live, and it’ll be airing this Sunday night, November 23, at 8pm Eastern. (Don’t despair if you have plans! I’ve been a part of this twice before, and I often hear from folks throughout the year who’ve caught a re-airing later in the year.)
This year’s honoree is Jay Leno, and we backed up amazing guests like Jerry Seinfeld, Wanda Sykes, Garth Brooks, Kristin Chenoweth, Jimmy Fallon, and many more. Tune in to check it out!
Here are a few behind-the-scenes photos…
Music blog The Music and the Myth reviewed “Brainchildren” and said some very nice things. Andrei Cherascu really listened to the record and dug in to the lyrics and music. I hope you’ll read it and listen to the record as you do!
September 10th, 2014 | No Comments
Sometimes the perks of my job are really unbelievable.
I was pretty psyched to meet Big Bird last week while playing trombone on stilts with the Shinbone Alley Stilt Band - we were part of Shakespeare in the Park’s A Winter’s Tale. Check out the NY Times review of the show and try to spot me in the last photo in the slideshow…. I’m in there!