Monday, October 21, 2013

New Record - preview

Hello friends!
I am currently working on a very cool trio recording, live in the studio, with the fantastic Leo Genovese (keys, piano, melodica, effects, sax) and Amanda Ruzza (bass, effects).
Earlier this year, we got together for a relaxed 2 minute video session at the always cool Astoria Soundworks Studio in Astoria, NY, and set up and just pressed "REC". We ended up leaving the studio with a full album! Well, almost.... we did go back for another day to do a couple more tracks... but it's all live improvised in the studio!
I can't wait to share this with you all when it's all done. We'll be mixing/mastering soon, and by early next year we'll have it. Stay tuned here, and also at
Here is a little video of us in the first session, listening back to one of the songs:

Dom Salvador Sextet @ Columbia University NYC!

Samba Jazz Night with Dom Salvador & Samba Jazz Sextet

Here is an amazing opportunity to attend a performance of this legendary Brazilian Jazz Pianist, Dom Salvador!
Tickets are very limited and are available online HERE.

-$7 CUID holders
-$10 non-CUID Students
-$20 General Admission

The event will be at  555 Lerner Hall - Columbia University and it features:

Screening of the short documentary, "Dom Salvador, Endless Soul," followed by Q&A with the filmmakers and Dom Salvador

Intermission - Refreshments will be served

Performance with the Dom Salvador sextet, winner of the 23rd Brazilian Music Award featuring:

Dom Salvador, piano
Laura Dreyer, alto sax
Dick Oatts, tenor sax
Michael Dease, trombone
Itaiguara Brandão, bass
Mauricio Zottarelli, drums

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