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POSTED: August 15, 2015

It’s a Busy Weekend of Gigs in NYC

Life is good when you get to play great music in two of NYC’s premiere jazz clubs – in one weekend. A night of original music with Tim Horner & Time Circle, and the premiere performance/recording of a live radio show for NPR with Ann Hampton Callaway and Steve Tyrell.

  • Sat
    15
    Aug
    2015

    with Tim Horner & Time Circle

    Jazz at Kitano
    38th St @ Park Avenue
    New York, NY
    Jazz Reservations: 212-885-7119

    Tim HornerPlaying a show of Tim Horner's fantastic, free-flowing music. It's rare to find someone who composes with such a sincere and distinctive voice. I'm playing with some pretty stellar musicians, at one of the best spots to hear live jazz in NYC.

    Tim Horner - drums and compositions
    Joe Locke - vibraphone
    Matthew Fries - piano
    Dean Johnson - bass

    with guest vocalist, Ema Mitrovic

  • Sun
    16
    Aug
    2015

    with Ann Hampton Callaway & Steve Tyrell

    6pm

    Birdland Jazz Club
    315 W. 44th Street
    NYC

    Ann Hampton CallawayThis is Cabaret
    With Ann Hampton Callaway and special guest Steve Tyrell

    The premiere performance and live recording of Ann's new radio show on NPR, "This is Cabaret."

    Recasting cabaret as an emotionally engaging experience rather than a place, host Ann Hampton Callaway celebrates intimate performances and heartfelt songs from a variety of genres: jazz, Broadway, folk , singer-songwriter, the blues, and more....

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POSTED: May 16, 2015

In the Studio with Phil Palombi

I’m currently at the beautiful Clubhouse recording studio in Rhinebeck, NY recording with bassist Phil Palombi. It is an album of his original music and the session has been a fantastic creative experience. I’m working with Phil, Keith Hall (drummer with my TRI-FI trio) and Tony Romano (guitar) – and the recording has been a fantastic process of exploration of harmonies, sounds and textures. We’re working with the engineer, George Petit – who is capturing some gorgeous sounds. I’m playing the studio’s wonderful Steinway B, my own Vintage Vibe electric piano, and a few other keyboards.

Can’t wait for the finished product!

Piano at Clubhouse with micsSteinway at the Clubhouse Vintage Vibe and other toys

POSTED: May 9, 2015

Solo Piano Recording and Art Collaboration

Recording on the big Steinway at One Soul StudioI spent a few afternoons in One Soul Studio this week recording a set of original solo-piano music. It’s a collaboration with my sister, Loryn Spangler-Jones. Loryn is a visual artist and we decided to create a body of work by drawing inspiration from each others’ work – I created music inspired by new pieces of her art, and she is creating art inspired by pieces of my new music. Together we’ll have a new body of work that is somehow connected. It’s been a really exciting, fun and challenging collaboration!

Look for a recording to be released later this year! Stay tuned…

POSTED: March 25, 2015

House Concert in Munich

Big fun on a big Steinway at a house concert in Munich, Germany. What was a free night in my schedule on my tour with Curtis Stigers turned into a wonderful way to bring together friends for an intimate concert of solo-piano music and some great conversation. Thanks for the party!

House Concert in Munich

Posing with Cliff, the House Concert Host House Concert in Munich

POSTED: January 30, 2015

Curtis Stigers UK Tour – February 2015

I’m off to England this weekend to start a two-week UK tour with Curtis Stigers. Dates and information is listed below. Visit my online calendar for more upcoming shows!

  • Sun
    01
    Feb
    2015
    Sun
    15
    Feb
    2015

    On Tour with Curtis Stigers

    UK & Ireland

    Curtis StigersCurtis Stigers - vocals/sax
    Matthew Fries - piano
    James Scholfield - guitar
    Cliff Schmitt - bass
    Paul Wells - drums

  • Sun
    01
    Feb
    2015

    with Curtis Stigers

    Stevenage, UK
    Gordon Craig Theatre

  • Mon
    02
    Feb
    2015

    with Curtis Stigers

    London, UK
    Lyric Theatre

  • Tue
    03
    Feb
    2015

    with Curtis Stigers

    CHRISTCHURCH, DORSET, UK
    Regent Centre

  • Wed
    04
    Feb
    2015

    with Curtis Stigers

    Clacton, UK
    West Cliff Theatre

  • Thu
    05
    Feb
    2015

    with Curtis Stigers

    Lichfield, UK
    Garrick Theatre

  • Fri
    06
    Feb
    2015

    with Curtis Stigers

    Eastleigh, UK
    Concorde Club

  • Sat
    07
    Feb
    2015

    with Curtis Stigers

    Weston-super-Mare, UK
    Playhouse Theatre

  • Sun
    08
    Feb
    2015

    with Curtis Stigers

    Horsham, UK
    The Capitol Theatre

  • Tue
    10
    Feb
    2015

    with Curtis Stigers

    New Brighton, UK
    Floral Pavilion

  • Wed
    11
    Feb
    2015

    with Curtis Stigers

    Birmingham, UK
    Jam House

  • Thu
    12
    Feb
    2015

    with Curtis Stigers

    Wavendon, UK
    Stables

  • Fri
    13
    Feb
    2015

    with Curtis Stigers

    Basildon, UK
    Towngate Theatre

  • Sat
    14
    Feb
    2015

    with Curtis Stigers

    Camberley, UK
    Camberley Theatre

  • Sun
    15
    Feb
    2015

    with Curtis Stigers

    DUBLIN, IRELAND
    National Concert Hall

POSTED: December 20, 2014

Jazzwise Magazine Review of Show with Curtis Stigers at Ronnie Scott’s

Curtis at Ronnie ScottsOur shows with Curtis Stigers got a lovely review in Jazzwise Magazine from writer, Gemma Boyd, this week. Check it out…

At the pulsating core of Ronnie Scott’s stood a slick Curtis Stigers, intoning his moving tribute to American jazz pianist, Gene Harris, entitled ‘Swingin’ Down at Tenth & Main’: the packed crowd behind rows of beacon-like red lamps were his wings, tipped with the photographed presence of others of jazz’s glitterati who have graced this stage…

Read full review on the Jazzwise Magazine Website.