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Karen Newman’s Holiday tour kicks off this week.
1800 west maple rd
Birmingham, mi 48009
I am always amazed by the wealth of talent around the world. This was made clear again this past week as I traveled to San Luis Potosi, Mexico to play with their fine orchestra. I joined the Sax 4th Avenue Saxophone Quartet (headed up by my friend Shannon Ford) and guest conductor Lloyd Butler in a fabulous piece “New Moon” by Tonu Korvitz. Also featured on the work was a local mezzo-soprano Beatrice (last name???). She was fabulous! Great pitch, phrasing, and personality.
It was an American saxophone quartet joining a Mexican orchestra playing a piece by an Estonian composer using Celtic themes led by a British born conductor. A worldly event indeed!
Liquid Street returns to Ann Arbor on 11/2 for two sets at the Canterbury House.
8-11p, $5, all ages, doors at 7:30
This coming Monday 9/24 7p-11p, My Trio will be opening a new series at Wurst in Ypsilanti. (http://wurstbarypsi.com/). The chefs there have created a full nights menu based on our 1970′s jazz inspired set. This will be a great night of food and music. No cover, all ages, and their normal menu will also be available. Come check it out!
DINNER MUSIC MONDAY MENU
1970’s NYC & FUNK JAZZ
served with Ribolla Wine or (Saison)
Vichyssoise Vegetable Vichyssoise
Leek, Potato, Onion, Cream
Crispy Kale Waldorf Salad Crispy Kale Waldorf Salad
Kale, Apple, Celery, Cherry, Walnut, Cucumber, Palm Sugar, Lime, Miso
3rd course served with (kolsch)
Crab Knisch Vegetarian Knisch
Potato, Paprika, Chives, Creme Friache, Garlic
Manhattan Inspired Cherrystone Manhattan Chowder Style
Clam & Bacon Strozzapreti Pasta Primavera Sauce & Strozzapreti
Heirloom Tomato, Bay Leaf, Thyme, Oregano, Garlic, Carrot, Parsley, Tamarind
5th course served with (tripel)
Roasted Quail & Roasted Parmesan Polenta & Senate Bean Salad Senate Bean Salad
Michigan Navy Beans, Onion, Parsley
Fox’s U-Bet Chocolate Syrup, Seltzer, Milk
Walter White SM@L will be at 3pm on the main stage on Sunday 9/2. Immediately following will be the Pat Metheny Quartet featuring Chris Potter! Walter will have his brand new CD available at the gig – “Breaking Good” – aka best album title ever.
I’ll be backing up Stewart Francke on Friday 8/31 at Arts Beat and Eats in Royal Oak, MI. Set starts at 5:30, followed by sets by Mayer Hawthorne and G Love and the Special Sauce.
Pleased to be playing with Walter White’s Small, Medium @ Large at the 2012 Detroit Jazz Festival. We will be performing at 3p on Sunday 9/3 immediately before one of my musical heros, Pat Metheny! Looking forward to playing AND catching Pat’s band.
The House Big Band’s debut record “Getting Housed Live” has been getting radio air time all over the US. Over 80 stations have been reported playing HBB tracks. Give your favorite station a call!
The Michigan Jazz Festival was this past Sunday night 7/15. Lots of great musicians hanging out in one place – never a bad thing. At 6pm, I performed with Walter White’s Small Medium @ LARGE. The band was on fire! This was also the premier of a new version of my arrangement of Wayne Shorter’s “Beauty and the Beast” that I made for the group. Definitely looking forward to many more performances with this ensemble. Good times!