Bringing 2014 to a close performing at the Opera House was a nice touch even if it wasn't inside the concert hall.
But the start of the new year seemed to be more exciting than ending 2014.
Just a little update on the latest.
A fantastic three days in studio B of REC Studios with Abe Rounds early this month procured more than a handful of songs that will need some more work but the production / writing process was so seemless with Abraham who has recently located to LA and is busy touring with Meshell Ndegeocello.
Keeping the keyboard stool warm while Danny G is overseas with the Ojeez at the Monday Jam this month continues to be a blast. The jam supports some great local and international talent along with a special guest performer each week.
Sometimes the highlights of the year come early and in this case one most definitely has. This Thursday I am performing as guest artist with the Jazzgroove Mothership Orchestra under the leadership of Grammy award-winning composer Maria Schenider along with guest composer/pianist Belgian Jef Neve. The performance will be held at Angel Place (City Recital Hall) as part of the Sydney Festival. I am relatively new to Maria's work and I can only say I'm a huge fan of this masterful composer!
At the end of 2014 I went into the studio to record an accordion based trio album with double bassist Mark Harris and percussionist Nic Cecire. The mixing is in its latter stages and a launch of the album will be happening in the coming months so stay posted.
I have a very special performance to announce on the 17th of February at the Delmar Gallery as part of the 2015 programme of the Society of Arts. I will be performing with the incomparable Phil Stack on double bass in this intimate duo concert. Tickets available HERE!