Continue the New Year Celebrations with Dave Chamberlain's Band of Bones featuring Guest Artists Steve Turre and Steve Davis as they celebrate the Great J.J. Johnson's Birthday at "Jazz Tuesdays" on Tuesday, January 22 in the Gillespie Auditorium at the New York Baha'i Center at 53 East 11th Street (between University Place & Broadway), with a concert of music with tunes composed by or arranged by the great JJ Johnson.
I've been involved with a few projects this year that are up for voting (if you're a NARAS member) for Grammy consideration this year:
My arrangement of Quincy Jones' song from The Color Purple, called "Sister" on the most recent Band of Bones album, "Picadillo? Yes, Madly!" featuring The Band of Bones and vocalist Antoinette Montague. Check it out!
The Band of Bones album "Picadillo? Yes, Madly!" is up for consideration in the Best Latin Jazz Recording Category
I played trombone on the Original Cast Recording to the show "Kris Kringle: The Musical" -- up for consideration in the Musical Theater category
Good luck to everyone with projects up for consideration this year!
Today a single I recorded in 2008 was released to be available online wherever you get your digital music, as well as on my site here. This is a track I recorded as a gift to my mother, in memory of her mother-- Elva Lois Greene. I hadn't planned on releasing it, but have shared it with people over the last 10 years. It's a song that has a lot of meaning for many people and I hope you will enjoy hearing it and remember the special people in your life who may have passed on.
I performed in the orchestra for a new Christmas show, orchestrated by the amazing Frank Galgano and Matt Castle, last November at Town Hall in NYC, and we recently recorded the cast album which is available here:
In December I played in a great project, written and coordinated by Joanne Harris and Greg Pliska, to benefit the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence. We recorded on November 20th, at the fabled Avatar studios in Manhattan, an arrangement of Greg Pliska and JoAnne Harris' "What Child" - - with the Grammy winning vocalist Kurt Elling!
This was a fun project to benefit a great cause-- check out the video and contribute!
Check out this beautiful song "High Above" and video-- with music by Tim Rosser, lyrics by Charlie Sohne and vocals by India Arie. I recorded the tenor and bass trombone tracks on this, along with Tony Kadleck on trumpet. It's also been released as a single on iTunes: