9/16,17 Playing Jersey Boys at the Ivory Town Playhouse -Ivorytown Ct.-Saturday 8 pm Sunday 2 Pm
10/6-22 In The Heights -White planes performing arts center -Playing drums for The Tony Grammy winning show Tickets -https://ci.ovationtix.com/35865/production/1165500
10 /10/2023 Backing Ava Nicole Frances
At 54 Below 7 pm 1 set
Two-time BroadwayWorld Cabaret Award Winner, Songbook Ambassador, and NYU Tisch sophomore Ava Nicole Frances returns to 54 Below for her 54 Below and New York City solo concert debut. In the tradition of the great powerhouse divas before her, Liza, Chita, Judy, Barbra, Brandi, and Ben (Platt), Ava will celebrate the universal link that binds all generations and humanity – the child inside us all.
11/7/2023 9:30 pm 1 set
Backing Brianna Kaleen at 54 Below
Brianna joins us for her 54 Below solo debut! Tipping her hat to her younger self, Brianna performs songs that you do not usually hear Black women sing in musical theater. Selections include songs from The Last Five Years, Waitress, and Into the Woods, as well as more Broadway songs that are near and dear to her heart. This talented young artist steps into the solo spotlight to normalize seeing Black women in roles they may not usually be cast in.
12/10/2023 @ 8 pm Backing Debbie Wileman at Carnegie /Zankle hall for her Tribute to Judy Garland https://www.carnegiehall.org/Cart/Event-Seating?itemNumber=45605#/
Jazzical Komitas Passion of Fire In March 2022 I recorded 2 songs for this projects - Tracks 1 and 12 with my old friend Joel Martin . Our Trio with Bassist Dave Dunaway will slowly begin to share this amazing music world wide .
Jazzical Arts has released globally "Jazzical Komitas: Passion of Fire" with the goal of reaching an international audience and a Grammy nomination/win. “Jazzical Komitas – Passion of Fire” is an experience like no other. This acclaimed music, written by Komitas Vardapet, has been recreated in Joel Martin’s trademarked Jazzical® style for a new global audience.
Like fire, there are many layers to this music: red, hot, and painfully beautiful. Jazzical Komitas celebrates the heritage and art of the Armenian people - past, present and future - through music.
Featuring Armenian mezzo soprano Solange Merdinian, violinist Dr. Nune Melik, and Hamlet Exoyan, 13 year old Dhol percussionist from Yerevan on several tracks along with American symphony players and jazz musicians Pamela Sklar (flute), Jon Berger (drums) and the Andrew Smith String Orchestra, Jazzical Komitas will innovate and educate the world with the sublime beauty of Komitas' music and the ethnic folk songs that are the foundation of Armenian art and culture.
With an all-star cast playing on this recording, you need to hear the musical magic to believe!