Sunday, October 6, 2013

Just a quick post on my activities, since there's been no post since May. Apologies for being a poor blogger!

I've definitely enjoyed the hiatus from gigs this year, although I have done a few, including the New Smyrna Jazz Festival last week in the Ray Guiser Quartet. There are a few more in November, listed on the home page. I continue to play in a band called the Blue Notes every Wednesday for a dance down here - a lot of fun with excellent song selections; and we are by far the jazziest dance band down here. ;)

Radio show is going great!! (WFCF 88.5 St. Augustine) Again - too much fun! I love being exposed to artists I've overlooked as well as new jazz. It's all pretty vast, and a bit overwhelming, but I absorb what I can; dj-ing is a blast; and I love the various contact from listeners who can hardly contain themselves, sometimes. Jazz inspires!

The podcast has taken a break after 27 episodes, but I think we're coming back in November. Lots of work, but I'm happy with the results.

Once a month I'm releasing an electronic number (as Seven Octaves) for the rest of this year, free to download. Some of them will make it onto a new full-length. You can hear them easily on the Seven Octaves home page.

And finally, if you missed it, the trio put out "Rekeb" earlier this summer! You can hear/buy it on the updated home page, and there are new live selections on the Listen page, featuring Ray Parker on bass and Matt Kane on drums. New jazz works will be forthcoming, as the opportunities arise. Thank you for your support and for stopping by! - Kenny

Sunday, May 19, 2013

New Single!

In a short while I'll be releasing a new jazz single. It's a track I was saving for the next album, and felt now was a good time. Just got the master back today, and now dealing with the old artwork problem... I've found a drawing I love - waiting for word from the artist. Thinking about maybe doing a Kickstarter thing for the next cd. We'll see what happens! - Kenny

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Site spritz-up and the low-down...

KMT live in Jacksonville August 2012

Hello! Hope you are all doing well & have survived Sandy, Nemo, Q & all the other rascals that've torn through lately! I've been a neglectful blogger, for sure. I'm on a bit of a performing hiatus, as well, taking gigs here and there, but not really doing the trio thing just now. We'll see what Spring/Summer have in store!

Meanwhile - I've a bus-load of mov & wav files to sort through and make somethin' out of. While poking through them today, I found an odd gig at Jazzland where only the first 3 songs were recorded - so I mastered them & they are up on the listen page.

In addition - the home page has been tidied up some, and since I'm "on vacation", there's a list of a bunch of the social networks where you can find me, if you so choose. I'm not often on Pinterest or Last Fm, but they're up there anyway - you never know. I'm always on Facebook - if you friend me, maybe message and introduce yourself - "Hi I like your band" or "Hey wassup - I stalk jazz musicians..." - whatever!

Just trying to keep it fun! Thanks for stopping by - Kenny

Thursday, January 3, 2013

First Podcast for 2013


Happy New Year to all! Hope you had a good holiday season - mine was splendid. Quiet at home, just the way I dig it. Lots of new jazz acquisitions, a turntable, new walking shoes and an always bright outlook. Jazz album sales were up 23% in 2011. Can't wait to see how 2012 did! Above is the latest Palm Coast Jazz podcast that I produce & co-host. Variety and stellar performances by familiar names and names you will want to know more about. Hope you enjoy it!  - Kenny