The new semester at New York University has brought a lot of turnover in my Artist Ensemble, but the quality hasn’t suffered; on the contrary, I’ve got one of my strongest lineups yet. You are definitely going to be hearing about some of these guys! Joining returning trombonist Ray Mason is the all new group of Tom Finn, alto sax; Perry Smith, guitar; Julian Waterfall Pollack, piano; Youn Chul Kim, bass, and Andreas Klein, drums. We’ll be performing at the famed NYC Village Vanguard this coming Wednesday, Feb. 16th at 5:30 for a special presentation called “The Village and All That Jazz”, sponsored by the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation and the American Music Project. More info about this gig at: http://newyork.nearsay.com/nyc/west-village-greenwich-village/arts-culture-join-us-village-all-jazz. We will also by playing another iconic NYC jazz mecca, the Blue Note NY, for Jazz Brunch on Sunday, April 3rd.