R.I.P. GEORGE ROBERT

I’am deeply saddened by the loss of alto saxophonist George Robert. To say George was a hero of mine would be a massive understatement.  I tried to do everything like him! I somehow came across a CD of his with Clark Terry that I immediately fell in love with.  I know the year was 1991 […]

CELLAR LIVE

Sitting on an airplane on the way to Toronto to produce a brand new Metalwood recording. It’s going to be funny walking into The Rex tonight and seeing those four guys on stage again. The last time that happened was at The Cellar around 12 years ago when they played one night at the club […]

BOSSA FOR ALL

I’ve been doing a bit of reflecting on The Cellar lately.  I have always maintained that I don’t miss it and I stand by that.  I have such a great situation with Frankie’s and Coastal Jazz its sometimes hard to believe I did it any other way but then I comb the archives and start […]

MY YEAR IN REVIEW

MUSICAL YEAR IN REVIEW Another wonderful year of music in my life and I feel so blessed to have the many opportunities to play and present this music. It always has the potential to be a long blog post when I look back over the year (I’m a busy guy) so I have done my […]

MY CHAT WITH LOUIS HAYES!!!

Had a wonderful chat with Louis Hayes today.  Here he is talking about growing up and and getting turned on to jazz!  The interview was a long one so over the next few days I’ll be posting clips from all the wonderful things that we talked about!  Check it out!

A GREAT APRIL and MAY IS LOOKING GOOD!

I was perusing Facebook this afternoon and I saw someone post something about how great their April was and so I took a look back on my April and realized how incredible mine was!  Had a nice beginning spending time with family over Easter weekend then the music kicked into high gear!  3 wonderful gigs […]

SUNDAY MORNING MUSINGS

Long time no post.  I have to admit that convenience of Facebook and the ability to quickly post thoughts, gig notices, opinions etc. make blogging a bit more difficult. Having said that I know that not all people that are online are on Facebook so I thought I’d compose a rare blog post.  As always […]

COASTAL / # 1 / UPCOMING EXCITEMENT

I’m on the eve…or the eve of the eve of my second SOLD OUT presentation for The Coastal Jazz & Blues Society.  Our first show at Blue Frog Studios was packed to the rafters. 100+ people were thoroughly entertained by TIM TAMASHIRO and The Tilden Webb Trio. It was a fantastic night of music and […]

REFLECTOR/REFLECTIONS

I don’t think of myself as a reflector at least not by the way of social media etc. Who knows, maybe I’m wrong. I do feel compelled as 2014 comes to close however to look back on what was an astonishing year with many ups and downs (relatively speaking of course). I did make a […]

COASTAL JAZZ DEVELOPMENTS

If you scrolled far enough down to read about the events happening other than Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga you likely noticed that Coastal Jazz  is now presenting the Cellar Jazz Series.  This has likely raised more than a few eyebrows and I have been peppered with queries and questions. I have always had a […]