The memorial service for Albert Murray will be 1 PM Tuesday at the Allen Room at JALC. I'm planning to be there in person: Indeed, I believe it is open to the public, just confirm your attendance via email to specialevents (at) jalc.org. Those unable to make it to midtown in the middle of a Tuesday may watch on Livestream. I know something about the music planned for this event and expect it to be quite special indeed.
Bill Carrothers gave me a very important piano lesson when I was about 13 or 14. It was at his house in Minnapolis, and in his basement that day is where I heard Paul Bley with Gary Peacock and Keith Jarrett Bop-be for the first time. So I guess in a way you can blame Bill for all of this...
Tuesday night is my next free masterclass, details under Upcoming.
The Sam Newsome/Ethan Iverson duo will be at Roberto's on Saturday September 14.
The Seamus Blake group with Chris Cheek, Matt Penman, Jochen Rueckert and me is at Smalls Sept. 18-19.
The Billy Hart Quartet will be at the Atlas in Washington D.C. on September 25.
TBP on tour:
28 Austin, TX -- Austin City Limits Live at the Belmont
03 St. Louis, MO -- Jazz St. Louis**
19 Denver, CO -- Oriental Theater
20 Seattle, WA -- Triple Door
21 North Vancouver, CAN -- NSCU Centre
23 Quebec City, CAN -- Théâtre Capitole
25 Chicago, IL -- University of Chicago**
(** The Bad Plus performs “On Sacred Ground: Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring”)