June 2014

As ever, it’s been a while since the last post. Lots has been going on and many exciting things are set to take place over the last few months…

Performances…

Enjoyed playing at Wakefield Jazz recently as part of Ronnie Bottomley’s Jazz Orchestra on the anniversary of D-Day. This weekend, I am heading to Burton Agnes Jazz Festival to perform with Paul Baxter’s Jazz Orchestra and then straight back to Leeds for the now sold-out Yorkshire Jazz Suite premiere at Seven Arts on Sunday. I’ll be playing a 40 minute set with LOCUS, this time featuring special guests Tom Riviere and drummer Steve Hanley. We’re playing music by myself, Riley and Leah and I’m thrilled to be playing with Leah again, who will be flying into the UK tomorrow and travelling from NYC-Dublin-Edinburgh-Leeds in 24 hours(!) – real dedication to the cause…

While she’s here, Leah and I will continue our plotting for November’s LOCUS tour. We’ve got some really exciting dates lined up which we will be revealing soon.

In July, Riley and I are pleased to be joining Veronneau on some of their UK tour dates. We’ll be at Beatherder Festival on July 20th, The Lescar in Sheffield on July 24th, HEART in Leeds on July 26th and Whighams in Edinburgh on July 27th.

Apollo…

Over the last few months, we’ve launched our new branding, a blog and a website. We’ve hosted the Fat Face UK Tour (an 11-date tour from this great North Carolina trio) and are gearing up to welcome Veronneau in July. LOCUS Tour comes up in November and we will be announcing our new artist soon, who will tour the UK in early 2015. We’ve also started talks with an exciting collective about a European Exchange programme for 2015. News on that soon!

 

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