Monday, May 13, 2013

Return of the RSJO & More News


At Freitagsk├╝che, Frankfurt Apr. 5, 2013
(c) Copyright Katrin Schander 2013
The picture on the left was taken in Frankfurt, Germany during my European tour. I had an amazing time playing, teaching, traveling, meeting awesome people and eating way too much and sleeping way too little during my five-week sojourn to Germany, Italy and Croatia. My most humble thanks to all those involved and I will treasure my memories of this trip.

Next on the agenda: gearing up for my move to Miami in August. I have been chosen out of a field of over 50 candidates to work on my DMA (Doctor of Musical Arts) in Jazz Composition at the University of Miami. I will be attending on a full scholarship plus stipend. Going to be a busy time of schoolwork, teaching, and writing full-time.

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GIGS:

Wednesday, May 22nd, 7-9pm (one set only): it's the Russ Spiegel Jazz Orchestra back at the Zinc Bar. We'll be featuring the great Hendrik Meurkens on chromatic harmonica and the exceptionally talented Israeli singer Tammy Scheffer.
The RSJO is:
Reeds: Alejandro Aviles
,Justin Wood, Stephan Kammerer, Carl Clements, Alden Banta
Trumpets:
Colin Brigstocke, James Smith, Seneca Black, David Smith
Trombones:
Sara Jacovino, Chris Stover, Brad Madsen, Brandon Moodie
Rhythm: Mike Eckroth (piano); Yoshi Waki (bass); Matt Kane (drums)

Featuring Special Guests: Hendrik Meurkens on chr. harmonica & vocalist Tammy Scheffer
Russ Spiegel is the composer, arranger, and bandleader

Zinc Bar
82 West 3rd Street (btw Thompson & Sullivan)
Greenwich Village New York NY 10012
tel. 212-477-ZINC (9462)
www.zincbar.com

Fridays & Saturdays, 7-10pm: I am playing dinner jazz in duo with bassist Kevin Thomas at this wonderful Italian restaurant and wood burning, brick oven pizzeria:
Il Porto Pizzeria Restaurant
37 Washington Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11205
(718) 624-2965

www.ilportobrooklyn.com/


Keep Swingin'.
Russ