Monday, July 27, 2009

Looking back on South America

Javeriana University Radio Interview-Bogota, Colombia
Tim Horner, Ro and Joel Holmes
I have been receiving and finding photo's from our tour and I have decided to post a handful of these special moments.
Bob Bowen was featured in the Quito, Ecuador news regarding our wonderful workshops that we presented for Kevin Skillin.

The Arte Bar in Asuncion, Paraguay was a blast and we hung out with great musicians.

My last gig in Santiago, Chile for Father's Day

Sunday, July 12, 2009

The Montreal Jazz Festival - 30 years - young

Ben Harper closing the Montreal Jazz Festival -

I decided to fly up to Montreal to experience for the first time one of the biggest Jazz Festivals left in North America. Andre Menard is one of the original founders of this amazing festival. Michael Bourne (WBGO Personality and top Vocalists friend) was in rare form when we met at the press office this afternoon. I also saw Jeff Levenson (Half Note Records , The Blue Note Jazz Club, NYC.) and Mark Ruffin -main brain for XM Satellite Radio. I was lucky enough to receive a pass to slip in and out of various musical events. How I've missed attending this fantastic festival for half of my life, I don't know? There are venues that line several streets, stages everywhere, big concert halls, little clubs, etc.. several blocks filled with music. From the smallest venue to the largest venue the Montreal Festival consists of some of the greatest musicians you will find anywhere in the world.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Happy 4th of July

The JazzIam Band landed safely back in New York City. We're hitting' the ground running with new projects, gigs and recordings. I'll post as soon as we put together new concerts and tours together. I've decided to keep up this blog and document my projects and any news on Joel, Tim or Bob. We are headed to Lincoln Center on July 15Th for our official debriefing of the Rhythm Road Tour. I have many idea's regarding the program and ways we can all work together to make it more effective and efficient.
It's Great to be back in the U.S.A. ! The fireworks and family were fantastic yesterday.