Tuesday, November 23, 2021 Leave a Comment
Had an extraordinary two weeks conducting, teaching, performing and hanging in beautiful Guimarães, PORTUGAL as artist-in-residence with my quintet (w/ Tito Carrillo, Scott Burns, Lorin Cohen & George Fludas) as part of the the Guimarães Jazz Festival. My heart is lit up from all the lovely folks we met, the dedicated students we worked with, the sites we experienced and the new friends we made. It started with a week preparing the ESMAE Conservatory Big Band for 70-minute performance of my original music and culminated in a featured concert with my quintet playing to an appreciative crowd. It was a experience I won’t forget! MUITO OBRIGADO Guimarães Jazz Festival Artistic Director Ivo Martins for having us and to all the wonderful festival staff for their warm hospitality. Here’s a lovely review of my group’s performance.