Autumnal Update '17

Wow, it\'s been a while since I created some "news".

As Michele and I wind down from Jazz Fest, we find ourselves at the Pete Miller\'s establishments quite often between now and the end of the year. I\'m also there with Jeannie Tanner and Elaine Dame as well. Please check...

Autumnal Update

Hello all, it's been a bit. I\'m happy to say that after the typical Thanksgiving lull, December will be pretty full with actual jazz gigs!

Most exciting, Michele has booked a bunch of club gigs at Pete Miller\'s and the new Winter\'s Jazz Club. Please check my Itinerary for dates....

Happy May!

I’m in that period where school is ending and the busy summer will begin. I’m looking forward to performances with Jeannie Tanner, Jeff Hedberg’s C11, Scott Hesse, Swing Forward and of course there are a few scattered here and there with Michele.

Also excited to be recording a cool project...

March 2016

Once again, a long time since an update. March finds me gearing up for another set of gigs with Cast Iron Skillet. Yes, we are covering another record but that is a secret! Please check my schedule for details.

Also gearing up for a couple of gigs with pianist Bob...

February 2015

Hey there!
Once again it's been a while since an update.
Lots of irons in the fire however.

First off, I'm preparing for our annual Cast Iron Skillet gigs in March. We have two, one of which will be at the Wire in Berwyn. This year we are doing the...

Mid Summer

The summer has passed so fast and it's been an interesting one. Usual bunch of gigs with the usual folks. It's been nice that Michele has had some gigs, unfortunately they've been of the private variety. We hope to be playing some live shows soon.

On the studio front, was...

Cast Iron Skillet Shows

Well, it's that time again. The Boys (& Michele) are preparing for our March weekend of concerts. Only two to chose from this year. Please see my gigs page for details.

We aren't doing a tribute album this year, too many of the members had children. However we're preparing some...

Mid Summer Swamp

In the middle of a pile of summer work. Glad to be busy but I'd prefer less of this feast or famine thing;) Look to my gigs page for gigs to G2P. Jeannie Tanner, and Michele.

Also currently working on mixing a folk/gospel record for the Wailin' Mahailias. They record...

Way too long

March is coming, which means I'll have some gigs with the least working band in the world, Cast Iron Skillet. This year we are playing three gigs in a row! Please check the gigs page for more info. And our secret cover record this year is " ' "...

In...

The fall of 2012 already??!!! Wow!

Once again it's been a long time since I've posted anything. We have good news. Michele Thomas' new CD, MESSENGER, is finally available on itunes and amazon. It was a lot of fun (and a little bit of pain) putting that whole project together, and we are very proud of...

Summertime

Hey there. Really happy to start summer. Please check out the gigs page (or feel free to call me to help fill it in!;)

Long Time No Post

When mom tells you it's time to update the site... it's time to update the site;)

Well we're already deep into the summer. What's been up?
Had a really good first year as Jazz Band Director at Notre Dame College Prep. It was a really fun and new experience for...

Into the Fall

Well it's already fall, and Michele and I are slipping from summer festival season to fall private gig season, so there aren't a ton of club gigs at the moment.
Two interesting "news bits"
I am now the jazz band director at Notre Dame College Prep. This has been a...

Gigs and stuff

Hey, March already... the cold months are soon to be over.
Got a couple of gigs with the least working Rock band Cast Iron Skillet.
March 13th and 14th. Check it out.
Also, I'm happy to announce that I'll be playing with Gone 2 Paradise, covering all of Jimmy Buffet's...

Article on ProfLane.com

My new article on my old teacher's webpage is now up. Thanks goes to ex-EIU percussion Quint Campbell, designer of the site. Please check out the webpage of this most inspirational teacher.

Summer has begun

Hey there, Summer is in full "swing" (wink, wink) and that of course is the busy season for us musicians. Please check the calendar and come out and check out a gig. I've got some club dates with Ari Seder, Elaine Dame, and Matt Shevitz, among others.

I've also been...

Stuff

Hey...
So what am I up to right now?
It's been mostly private and corporate gigs through the first part of the year. But I've kept busy with my new hobby, home recording. Projects in the works include my wife's new record, which we are recording at home. It will...