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.
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.
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.