Monday, May 13, 2024

Where's Fred? Ready for a June return to U.S. touring!

What's next for Fred? A northeast U.S. tour June 16-22 with his New JB, serving fans in New York, Washington, Philadelphia, Boston, Pittsburgh and Portsmouth, New Hampshire!

Tuned up and tested by a month on the road in Europe with his Generations Trio, and having hit Los Angeles to bid a joyful farewell to his 40-year friend Ernie Fields Jr., Fred is grateful to be home safe in Alabama looking forward to the tour, which is the first in an upcoming series that will include west coast hits including the Blue Note Napa's Groove Summit on Aug. 24.

Check the calendar to see what all is ahead and get your tickets now.

In addition to time grooving with the project that began as a tribute to the late great organist Jimmy Smith, the month in Europe included a session in Paris to record two commissioned compositions he wrote for Music Care, the company of friend St├ęphane Guetin, a music therapist and doctor in clinical psychology.

Thank you to photographer Ingrid de Vlaming for these beautiful shots from Burgerweeshuis in Deventer, The Netherlands. 

Thank you to Oliver Hochkeppel of the Bayerischer Hof Jazz Club in Munich for this.

Also enjoy these family photos. 

With St├ęphane and the Music Care session cats.

With the Generations Trio after the last gig of the tour in Weimar, Germany.

Friday, April 5, 2024

Where's Fred: In Sweden with 6 down, 10 to go

Snow and freezing temperatures welcomed the Generations Trio to Sweden, but the three musicians made it hot for the packed house at the jazz club Fasching in Stockholm, the fifth of the tour's 16 dates.

Fred in the snow in Stockholm.

The trio with Leonardo Corradi and Tony Match on stage at Jazzhus Montmartre in Copenhagen.

Many thanks to photographer Nicolas Frey for shooting the following photos at Atlantis in Basel, Switzerland. 

The tour continues through Germany, Austria, the Netherlands and back through Switzerland. Check the calendar for tickets if they're coming to a town near you.