Jerry Vivino Maureen’s on May 31st. Maureens Jazz Cellar

Greatly looking forward to performing with Jerry Vivino, long time  Conan O’Brien Show band member and acclaimed musician that has performed with hundreds of the most important musicians in music history.

From Jerry Vivino:

‘m elated to announce that I will be sharing the stage with my talented and beautiful daughter Donna at Maureen’s in Nyack, N.Y. on May 31st. This rare performance will feature a mix of Jazz, pop standards and some B’way favorites. Make your reservations by calling 845-535-3143. for info and directions visit w/Ken Levinsky piano, Karl Latham drums and Sue Williams, bass. 2 sets 8pm and 9:30pm $ 20.00 music charge. We hope to see you and yours at Maureen’s on May 31st.
Maureens Jazz Cellar … 2 N.B’WAY NYACK, N.Y.

Friday May 3rd John Lee at Shanghai Jazz



Shanghai Jazz


John Lee, current leader of the Dizzy Gillespie All Star Big Band and long time bassist for Dizzy himself, leads a tremendous quartet this Friay night! Joined by world renowned tenor saxophonist, Andres Boyarsky, Pianist, composer, arranger, Alex Collins will take the keys, and, on drums is our good friend and one of the most exciting and in-demand drummers in music today, Karl Latham!

With two seatings at 6:15 and 8:35, no music charge, just a $40 food & drink minimum. Make reservations now for an unforgettable evening of legendary jazz. Reservations required.

Amity Gallery – Karl Latham/Calvin Jones/Oscar Perez May 25 7:30pm

Amity Gallery

Saturday May 25 7:30pm

Karl Latham/Calvin Jones/Oscar Perez



Great little venue in Warwick, NY, this will be an evening of jazz standards with two of my favorite musicians.


Karl Latham – drums

(Don Braden/Karl Latham Big Funk, Mark Egan Unit1, John Lee Quartet, Shirelles, Michael Urbaniak, The CD 101.9 Fantasy Band)

Calvin Jones – bass

(Steve Coleman, Don Braden, Ray Anderson, Simon Nobokov, Eartha Kitt, Bring in the Noise)

Oscar Perez – keys

(Phoebe Snow, Wycliffe Gordon, Christian McBride, Dave Stryker, Steve Turre, Don Braden)


110 Newport Bridge Road, Warwick, NY 10990

Jazz Corner in Hilton Head 20th Anniversary Tom Scott! MAY 17 & 18, 2 SHOWS PER NIGHT

From Howard Paul President Bendetto Guitars:

BIG gig coming up in May! I’m so proud to return to the The Jazz Corner in Hilton Head during their 20th Anniversary year with one of America’s most important voices in jazz and most recognizable saxophonists – Tom Scott! MAY 17 & 18, 2 SHOWS PER NIGHT. RESERVATIONS NOW OPEN! Scott Giddens joining me on piano, Marc Chesanow on bass, and the great Karl Latham on drums! More dates coming! The Jazz Corner is one of the most intimate jazz clubs on the planet with extraordinary food, legendary service, and a perfect view from every seat. Call (843) 842-8620 for reservations.

Tom Scott is a veteran composer, arranger, producer, musical director and saxophonist, having earned 3 Grammy Awards and 14 Grammy nominations over four decades. He made his first record as a leader in 1968–at age twenty. The number of solo recordings in his catalogue now stands at 35. In addition, his music has been sampled by dozens of recording artists including 2Pac, Madonna, Bruno Mars, Snoop Dog, Massive Attack, Wu-Tang Clan, N.W.A. and The Chemical Brothers.

Tom’s career as a guest artist spans more than 500 recordings—by such diverse artists as Barbra Streisand, Quincy Jones, Thelonius Monk, the Blues Brothers, Frank Sinatra, Aretha Franklin and Aerosmith. His numerous contributions as a player and arranger include Joni Mitchell’s Court And Spark, Steely Dan’s Aja; hit singles like Carole King’s Jazzman, Paul McCartney’s Listen To What The Man Said, Rod Stewart’s Do You Think I’m Sexy & Soulbook, Blondie’s Rapture, Captain & Tenille’s Do That To Me One More Time, Whitney Houston’s Saving All My Love For You; and on movie soundtracks such as Taxi Driver, Bladerunner, Heaven Can Wait, Sea Of Love, Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, Toy Story 2 and Monsters, Inc.

Tom’s other career achievements include composing film scores, among them Conquest of the Planet of the Apes, Uptown Saturday Night, Stir Crazy, Hanky Panky, The Sure Thing, Just One Of The Guys, Soul Man and Shakes the Clown. His television composing and conducting credits include the themes for Family Ties, Starsky & Hutch, Square Pegs and background scores for Baretta, Cannon, Barnaby Jones, Streets Of San Francisco, National Geographic Explorer, and numerous T.V. Specials and Network Movies. He has served as Musical Director for the Academy Awards, the Emmy Awards, the Celebration At Ford’s Theater, the People’s Choice Awards, Comic Relief, the Carol Burnett Show, the Pat Sajak Show, Joni Mitchell, George Harrison, Olivia Newton-John, and the GRP All-Star Big Band, among others–and has toured five continents as leader of his own group. He is also active as a clinician throughout the U.S. and Canada, performing and teaching Master Classes in Woodwinds, Arranging & Film Composing. — with Tom Scott and Scott Giddens.

Shanghai Jazz with Mark Egan, Vic Juris and special guest

March 9 “Living Standards” at Shanghai Jazz

Jazz legend Jon Faddis stopped by for the first set and graciously sat in for a couple of tunes.


I am grateful to have the privilege to have performed many years in John Lee’s Quartet, which was always an amazing experience, alongside greats such as Mr. Faddis, Claudio Roditi, Antonio Hart, Don Braden, Slide Hampton, Clark Terry and many others.

Here are some random pix from the show:


2018/2019 Winter

It has been a busy winter so far, wrapped up 2018 with a number of cool gigs with my good friend and amazing guitarist, President of Benedetto Guitars, Howard Paul, along with Ron Thompson, Mark Peterson, Maggie Evans John Brackett. New Years Eve Don Braden and I played at one of favorite spots Shanghai Jazz with Kenny Davis with our Big Funk group. I have been subbing a bit on Broadway for a great drummer and friend.

I just had the honor to perform at the JodyJazz/Legere JazzJam NAMM 2019 in the rhythm section with Sam Montooth, Ron Thompson and Howard Paul, backing an amazing group of saxophonists including Tom Scott, Kirk Whalum, Don Braden, Arno Hass, Brian Miller and many more.



2018 Fall Pix

Hudson Valley Jazz Festival August 9th

Karl Latham and Friends

Jim Saltzman – Tenor Saxophone

Steve Myerson – Acoustic Piano

Calvin X Jones – Acoustic Bass

August 9th

Warwick Conference Center

Mulder Chapel at The Warwick Conference Center , 62 Warwick Center Road

I am very humbled to be participating in the Hudson Valley Jazz Festival this year with some great musicians in an amazing intimate setting at the Mulder Chapel in Warwick Center, Hoyt Road, Warwick, NY, 10990. This will be an acoustic program featuring the music of Thelonius Monk. Please visit the Hudson Valley Jazz Festival Website and get your tickets soon!!!

Thank you again Hudson Valley Jazz Festival for the inclusion to the program this year.



The 2018 Hudson Valley Jazz Festival Schedule is…

Thursday Aug 9: 

 7 PM-Village of Warwick Concert Series Presents The NY Swing Exchange. on the Village Green, Railroad Ave, Warwick. Free outdoor concert.  In the event of rain, will be held at The Warwick Reformed Church, Main St. near Grand.

8PM-Karl Latham “Acoustic Unit” with Oscar Perez, Calvin Jones, and Steve Myerson.   

Mulder Chapel at The Warwick Conference Center , 62 Warwick Center Road.

10 PM -Quave, with Michael Purcell at Eddie’s Road House , 18 Main St. Warwick

Friday Aug 10 ,

7 PM   Glenmere Brewery    Presents Chloe Borthwick with Gabe Valle, and Nick Gaskins  55 Maple Ave. Florida NY

7 PM: Larry Newcomb and Steve Kaiser Duo at Bourbon St .    78 Millpond Pkwy. Monroe

7 PM– Two Band Special Performance. The Hudson Valley Jazz Festival Presents “Jazz Beyond”, an improvisational electronic and acoustic trio.

8 PM –The Gabriele Tranchina Group. with Joe Vincent Tranchina, Lew Scott & Scott Neumann

Warwick Center for The Performing Arts.  63 Wheeler St. Warwick.   $5.

6 PM – Mike Antonelli & Friends with , Jason Miller, Ryan Cerullo, Pete Nobile,Ricci Saracino & Pito Castillo

 7 PM –Judi Silvano’s Zephyr Band  with , Bruce Arnold, Ratzo B. Harris, Bob Meyer

Presented by Orange County Hops, 771 State Rt. 52, Walden.  Pantano’s Wine Grapes and Home Brew, Jacobowitz & Gubitz LLP , Roscoe Beer Company.

7 PM-Kristina Koller at The BeanRunner Cafe 201 S. Division St. Peekskill NY 10566

Saturday Aug 11

1 PM– The Moffat Library, 6 West Main St, Washingtonville, presents The Bill Pernice Group 

Cameron Brown, Tony Jefferson and Erik Lawerence .

5:00 PM– The Pine Island Chamber of Commerce presents The Rick Savage Group. at Pine Island Park, Kay Road, Outdoor show..Click here for more info on Rick. 

7 PM-The Village of Warwick Concert Series presents  The Mobius Band starring Pete Levin. Also featuring: Nanny Assis on percussion, Jeff Ciampa on guitar, Alex Foster on tenor and soprano sax, Pete Levin on electric piano, clavinet and organ, Tony Levin on bass, Chris Pasin on trumpet and Lenny White on drums. Village Green, outdoor on Railroad Ave. Warwick .In the event of rain, will be held at The Warwick Reformed Church, Main St. near Grand.

8 PM- Doug Munro and La Pompe Attack, featuring Zwelakhe Duma Bell La Pere and Ian Carroll.

201 South Division Street, Peekskill NY.

Sunday Aug 12:

12 noon – Mike Jackson Group with Larry Ham, Mark Hagan and Steve Rubin at The Iron Forge Inn  38 Iron Forge Road, Warwick

2PM-  The Albert Wisner Library Presents The Eric Person Group

5 PM-  Village Courtyard Music Series presents .. The Rave Tesar Trio  28 Railroad Ave. Warwick, outdoor.    if rain, indoor, upstairs at Grappa.

Grappa Ristorante – Host Sponsor, Donohue, O’Connell & Riley, PLLC – Presenting Sponsor

6:30PM -Persad/Kopec En Masse Limoncello 159 Main St. Goshen NY


Fun Gig at Port Imperial (Son Cubano) with Mark Peterson and Ron Thompson

Closed out a long string of recent gigs this week with Big Funk at the Sweet Sounds Downtown in Westfield (I will be appearing there again with one of my favorites, International Jazz Flute star Ali Ryerson with Mark Egan and Mike DeMicco in August) and at the Port Imperial Jazz Series before heading back into the pit to close out the couple of month super busy run.

Port Imperial has a super cool little Thursday night Jazz series in the summer with 3 Groups Performing every Thursday, Vic Juris, Kate Baker, Mark Skanga among the great musicians on the bill. I had the pleasure to perform with Ron Thompson and Mark Peterson. Its an amazing location riverfront with stunning views of the Manhattan skyline with amazing food and drink outdoors available at Son Cubano. My good friend Kath Oliger is involved with this series and want to very kindly thank her for having us on it. Buddy and supporter Tom Mulligan made the scene again, that makes 3 out of the last 5 public non Bway gigs. Thank you Tom!