Saturday, January 25, 2014
This being the new year of 2014 and now living in Berlin it’s nice to report that there are a lot of exciting new developments going on! Next month I am beginning to work with several 15-16 piece ensembles, one run by a great Berlin-based Danish bassist Kenneth Dahl Knudson (recording his original compositions on February 14 and 15) and the other run by improviser/composer extraordinaire Tristan Honsinger. I’m also doing a gig with the fabulous 25+ piece Berlin Improvisers Orchestra on February 27 so seems to be the running theme of next month playing in large ensembles! In the last week of March I will be travelling to Paris with my absolute favourite Yiddish singer and really great friend Karsten Troyke to record Jewish music with the fantastic accordionist Alexis Kune and in early April will be returning to the city of Agdz in the Sahara in Morocco with Lulo Reinhardt Latin-Swing Project to play at the Rendezvous de la Musique Festival. Many more exciting developments to come including trips back to Australia both to see family and friends and do some concerts (Asthmatix, Zohar’s Nigun, Monsieur Camembert and The Date Brothers) as well as various tours and concerts around the place here in Europe, in the USA etc….as per always stay tuned!