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West of One
Brubeck Brothers Quartet
Once Lost
Pete Levin
Michael Franks
Tired Of The Blues
Professor Louis & The Cromatix, w. Tom Malone

Photo: Barry Schwartz


Hi everyone,

It’s been a while since my last update, so thought I’d share some highlights from the last few months.

I’m looking forward to another great year of music. How about you?

The Brubeck Brothers Quartet (BBQ) had their 3rd appearance at the Detroit International Jazz Fest. This is an incredible event – three full days of music and it’s absolutely free. In these tough economic times (especially for Detroit), it was great to see so many people out enjoying themselves. You might even call the Detroit Jazz Fest a musical stimulus package! We played our set at the waterfront stage and then joined The Dave Brubeck Quartet for a performance on the main stage. All of it was a lot of fun and a great opportunity to catch up with some old friends – here’s some photos from the Festival.


Peter “Madcat” Ruth & Mike Dave Brubeck & Mike
Dave Brubeck, Mike, Michael Moore
Dave Brubeck & Mike
Mike & Bobby Militello Hanging after the gig – Mike, Randy Jones, Russell GLoyd, Dan Brubeck, Michael Moore, Chuck Lamb
Mike & Julian Coryell

When we left Detroit, we headed to Calgary, Canada, where we played two nights with the Calgary Symphony. There’s nothing like playing with an orchestra behind you! We continued our touring in Yakima, WA, where we performed Chris Brubeck’s “Vignettes for Nonette” with the wonderful Imani Winds. The Imani Winds recorded this piece with us for our last Koch release, Classified, so it was great to play with them again.

Back on the road . . . this time to California where we played gigs in Napa Valley, Point Reyes, and at Pete Douglas’ beautiful club in Half Moon Bay – the Bach Dining and Dancing Society – before finishing up our west coast tour at Yoshi’s in San Francisco.

It was great to be home this year for the holidays, and now I’m looking forward to working with my guitar students again at Bard and Vassar. As I’m writing this, there’s snow on the ground and it’s single digits at night in the Hudson Valley. Speaking of freezing, the BBQ is heading to Moscow in February! Stay tuned for news of that amazing trip next time.

Hope to see you out there on the road somewhere in the next few months, or send me an email. I’d love to hear from you.