Canadian Festival Tour and DC Jazz Festival


HI Folks,

It looks like Summer has finally arrived and with it an exciting music festival season.

I'm very excited to be taking Gamak (Rez Abbasi, Rich Brown and Dan Weiss) to Canada to perform at 7 jazz festivals across the country. We'll be in:

June 21 - Edmonton

June 22 - Vancouver

June 23 - Victoria

June 24 - Saskatoon

June 25 - Toronto

June 26 - Ottawa

June 27 - Montreal

Just click the city to find out more information.

After that run, we'll be at the DC Jazz Fest on June 29 in a double bill with Etienne Charles. More infohere.

In other news . . .

The premiere performances of "I Will Not Apologize for My Tone Tonight" for PRISM Saxophone Quartet were a great success.

Look for an album out this Fall and please enjoy this video for now:

The premiere shows of Song of the Jasmine with Ragamala Dance at Walker Art Center were overwhelmingly amazing. I don't have any video to share yet but we'll be at Lincoln Center Out of Doors in August.

My album Apex with Bunky Green was voted one of the Top 50 Essential Alto Albums of all time by an esteemed cast of fellow alto saxophonists in this month's JazzTimes.

Lastly, Gamak won International Ensemble of the Year at the ECHO Jazz Awards, Germany's Grammys. I wasn't able to attend the ceremony on May 24, but I sent this acceptance speech video. The main reason I'm including it here is that my son Talin is so cute!

Thanks for reading! Enjoy your Summer!

Best Wishes,


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