It's that time of year! When I file away the holiday music, deposit my seasonal gig income, realize that I once again didn't make enough to buy Christmas presents, and decide to count my blessings anyway.
It's been a busy week, traveling to LA and back for 5 concerts, a radio interview, recording session and master class, but the highlight was playing Jazz Santa Claus to the most musically enthusiastic Girl Scout troop in Arizona. Appearance fee: 2 boxes of Thin Mints. Sassy gets 10% commission for booking the gig.
Arizona friends, come hear the Dmitri Matheny Group—featuring Andrew Gross, Nick Manson, T-Bone Sistrunk and John Lewis—at Theater Works: Peoria Center for the Performing Arts on October 30. A fresh spin on classic tunes from the Great American Songbook. Join us!
Henceforth I ask not good-fortune, I myself am good-fortune, Henceforth I whimper no more, postpone no more, need nothing, Done with indoor complaints, libraries, querulous criticisms, Strong and content I travel the open road. —From Song of the Open Road by Walt Whitman