Posts Tagged ‘Takashi Iio’

A Week in Motown

Wednesday, March 5th, 2014

Last Thursday, I had the pleasure to travel to Morganton, North Carolina to play with THE CONTOURS. Lots of fun! My friends Takashi Iio, Phil Whitfield and Jimmy Smith were all on the gig as well. Great band! It was my first time getting to play with the group.


Saturday and Sunday nights were spent playing with the Temptations! Night #1 was in Elkhart, Indiana. Post gig, we drove through a crazy snow storm all the way up to Green Bay, Wisconsin. Seven and a half hours…. it was brutal. Luckily I had my friend James Hughes sharing a ride with me on the trip. Green Bay was really cold, but people came out in droves to sell out the theater. Always a pleasure to play with such a historic organization – whatever the circumstances might be.

Jonathan Ovalle Concert 9/3

Friday, August 30th, 2013

Prof. Jonathan Ovalle from the University of Michigan has put together a great concert for this Tuesday night. Hard hitting electric jazz for one set on the campus of UM featuring a great band of Detroit fusion players:
Jonathan Ovalle – Drums
Dale Grisa – keyoards/organ
Takashi Iio – bass
Kris Kurzawa – guitar
Bobby Streng – saxophones

September 3, 2013 – 8pm
McIntosh Theater
UM School of Music
1100 Baits Dr.
Ann Arbor, Michigan

Foreign Corespondent – Yellowjackets
The Spin – Yellow Jackets
Jazz Crimes – Joshua Redman
Liquid Streets – Roy Hargrove
Chromazome – Mike Stern
Good Evening Mr. and Mrs. America – John Guerin
Access Denied – Dave Weckl
and more…