2014 is shaping up to be a very exciting year!
In January I'll be leading a new quartet featuring the Hammond B3 of the great Jakub Zomer at Prague's Jazz Dock, then soon after will be the first gig of the Roberts/Sulc Jazz Orchestra since 2009. I'm very excited about bringing the band back together and into it's spiritual home U Maleho Glena, so I'm busy writing new music for the gig.
A few days later I'll be flying to France for the annual Glenn Miller Memorial Orchestra tour, and as soon as that finishes, I'll fly straight to the UK for a tour with Steve Fishwick and my International Sextet (see below)
During our International Sextet tour earlier this year, Steve Fishwick and I took our band into Derek Nash's brilliant "Clown's Pocket" studio to record some new original compositions.
The album's called When Night Falls, and features the fantastic baritone saxophone of Frank Basile, as well as the equally great Albert Sanz on piano, Dave Whitford on bass, and Steve's brother Matt Fishwick on drums.
We're embarking on a promotional tour of the UK in February, so please take a look at my Gigs page for more information