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