Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Where's Fred? Paris

Fred and the New JBs play the Cabaret Sauvage's Black Summer Festival tonight. It's the last in an intensely funky nine-date tour that stopped in the UK, Italy and France. Here are some scenes from along the way.
Onstage at Jazz en Liberte, Andernos Les Bains, France
With the organizers of Teano Jazz, Italy.
In a London bike taxi (photo by Emrys Baird)
Soundchecking in Puget sur Agen, France
With trombonist Alessandro Tedesco and friends
Ernie, Fred and Gary with the Fa Re Street Music Band in Teano

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Dublin, Paris, Rotterdam, Pittsburgh, Denver, Asheville, DC ...

Fred goes into the studio Saturday with Sine Qua Non, a Washington, DC-based band that describes itself as "a jazz ensemble with a fusion trajectory and a classical basis." 

Sine Qua Non
Next is another New JBs tour that starts July 21 with two nights at London's Pizza Express Jazz Club Soho.

June was busy, highlighted by a tour with Generations that hit Bratislava, Vienna, Rotterdam, Kortjik, Belgium, Paris, and Dublin. He also managed to jam with some funky friends in Denver, meet jazz and funk with Sean Jones and Dwayne Dolphin at Pittsburgh JazzLive, and make recording sessions in Asheville, NC, with the Big Ol' Nasty Getdown and in Paris with the lovely Agathe Iracema. Here are some photos.

Fred at Pittsburgh JazzLive (photo by Tene Croom)
Agathe and Fred at work (photo by Nana Cola)
Rocky Mountain Power Jam

Fred with a Dublin fan and fellow musician
The Generations Trio surrounded by fans in Rotterdam
Generations onstage in Rotterdam