We had a wonderful week at Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City. It was great to be home again and performing with great musicians and close friends in such an illustrious venue. You can see Columbus Circle from the piano bench. It feels like you are playing jazz and flying through the air at the same time. We loved going on after Cedar Walton’s Trio every night. The bandstand was so swinging when we got up there, all we had to do was ride the wave. Big thanks to Todd Barkin, Artistic Director and Desmond and Roland, the managers of the club and all the great staff of Dizzy’s. We love you madly. More thanks to all the great musicians who came down to sit in with us. You gave each night it’s own distinct character. Evan Christopher, amazing clarinet on Tuesday, Kate McGarry, home-girl-get-down-with-us-on-the-blues on Wednesday, the Anderson Twins, bebopping us into bad health on Thursday, Marion Cowings, throwing down mad vocal on Polka Dots, Moonbeams and more on Friday and Mary Ann McSweeny, power bass and Mike Fahn, sweet and swinging trombone on Saturday. There’s no place like home.
More then all, thanks to my stellar quartet. You make my music come ALIVE with grace, eloquence, deep swing and sincerity. You made the week a natural high all the time. There’s no question in my mind, more then ever:
YOU CAN’T BUY SWING!
Thanks to all the fans who came down to Dizzy’s. We could not do what we do without you. Please keep coming!
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