Jason Weissman Quartet, Hell's Kitchen, 10:00 am on Dec. 24

Start Christmas early.....very early, with brunch at Hell's Kitchen.  Jason's quite a singer, sax player and songwriter.  His band is always a top-notch collection of the area's best jazz musicians.

Babatunde Lea at Studio Z on Saturday, Dec. 17

This Saturday I'll be at Studio Z in St. Paul with Babtunde Lea (great percussionist).  We're doing his compositions that are based on traditional African chants.  He's an absolute powerhouse.  The concert starts at 7:00 pm.

Phil Aaron, Anthony Cox and Phil Hey at The Khyber Pass Cafe, Thursday, Dec. 15

I'll be playing with a great trio that's doing all original material that I've composed as well as a few free improvisations.  Anthony Cox is on bass and Phil Hey is on drums.  These guys are world-class musicians - known nationally and internationally.  I haven't been this excited about a gig in a long time.  The Khyber Pass Cafe is ion Grand Ave. in St. Paul (they have a Thursday night new music series).  It's an Afghani restaurant.  I've heard from others that the food is "out of this world".  WE'll play from 9:00 to 11:30.