Artwork…two cool pieces

this is a fun painting of the HowardPaul Group with Tom Scott

 

and I am honored to appear on this great release with some other killing drummers

 

NY Area Gigs in June

I just finished a long string of local gigs with from funk to jazz to subbing on Broadway to avant garde, some of my favorite musicians, Calvin Jones, Lajuan Carter, Mark Peterson, Ron Thompson, Oscar Perez, Christopher Dean Sullivan, Steve Myerson, Jerry Vivino. Ken Levinksy, Mark Skanga, Sue Williams and the lovely Donna Vivino

Savannah/Hilton Head Howard Paul and Tom Scott

It is always a blast to perform with Howard Paul, thought I’d share some pics from our recent gigs

 

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 www.maureensjazzcellar.com 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

 

JOHN LEE & FRIENDS

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