Gig: Thursday, September 12th, SEASALT EATERY, Minnehaha Park 5:00-800 pm. The Open Air Trio.

Eric Coursen, Aaron Kerr and I have a little trio we call ” Open Air”. It is a jazz kind of piano trio, but Aaron plays cello ( or electric cello) instead of bass. It gives Eric and I a chance to stretch out in different ways.

We have played together for a number of years: as a trio, or as a foundation for a larger group. Today, we play some of our favorites, like ” Mr. Hulot’s Holiday”, ” Frenesi”, as well as our own songs. Oh yeah, the summer has grown a new crop of tunes as well, ready to harvest.

Come on by. The food is incredible! We are outside, and are paid by tips. We would love to see you .

It is now August- the beginning of harvest time. For once, I am NOT doing a whole bunch of summer gigs. (although there is one in September) It has been a time to write new music, organize my recordings, and make larger plans. One thing I am polishing is a work for Jazz Big Band , ‘ The trouble with Paradise’, which had a reading back in March by the Twin Cities Jazz Composers’ Workshop. It’s a real thrill to take an idea and expand on it carefully. This June came, with a third Musical Ecology tour with Jun Miyake. We had three concerts, and a long recording session. I am going through these recordings to find the best combination of works to release to the public. Although I love to create individual art for CD’s, I have too much material to release !