Shanties, Mozart, and Gypsy Jazz

Yesterday I played some morning time gypsy jazz at Wychwood Barns Market with Adrian Gross before heading down to C’est What to play 3 afternoon sets with The Boxcar Boys. Today I just finished rehearsing original fiddle and clarinet duo music with Emilyn Stam. We plan to record in February. Tonight I head off to the TRANZAC club to sing with Press Gang Mutiny (a capella sea shanties and other songs) and to play with an 8 piece folk-swing-bluegrass-ragtime band Kickback Jimmy. In the meantime I have a few hours to work on Mozart’s clarinet concerto, which I will be performing with the Timmins Symphony Orchestra on April 5th. I’ll also be performing that same piece in Toronto (with Emilyn Stam on piano) on March 27th – part of a double-bill with Chelsea Schanoff, a good friend and an amazing saxophone player (Details to come). After the Timmins Symphony performance it’ll be time to focus on balkan-gyspy-klezmer-party band Lemon Bucket Orkestra, with big plans for Spring and Summer time. Here’s a video of our 2013 Eastern Europe tour that fills me with nostalgia (and anticipation)! …Exciting times all around!


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