Some existing groups have picked me up for live performances and recordings along the way. All of them are fun to play with, challenging, and rewarding. Here's links to some of them:
The Fusion Jazz Trio is based in Allentown, PA, and has won the Lehigh Valley Music Awards category for Best Jazz Group 7 years in a row. Drummer Vernon Mobley and bassist Brian Bortz join me to kick out hot electric jazz.
The Hot Club of Philadelphia is a gypsy jazz group spearheaded by guitarist Barry Wahrhaftig and dedicated to a French aesthetic of jazz popularized by Django Reinhardt. It's 1930's Paris again whenever I bring my accordion to join in with this great group.
Paula Johns is a fantastic jazz chanteuse able to go from lyrical to gutsy in one fell swoop. We're currently working on a Dionne Warwick tribute show and in the meantime you can catch us playing clubs and affairs, usually with great musicians like drummer Grant Macavoy and bassist Andy Lalasis. Paula is a sure crowd pleaser!
The Victory Jazz Quintet/ Orchestra is headed by trumpeter and fluegelhornist Al Moretti, playing his original tunes and other modern jazz classics. While the quintet/quartet/trio is ideal to catch in small jazz venues, the Orchestra is recently revived and is an 18-piece big band that can blow the foam off your beer in larger settings.
The GT3 Trio is headed by drummer George Torrella and, in addition to private affairs, holds forth at "Saranda's on Broadway" in Fountain Hill, PA. Delicious French cuisine combines with the best jazz musicians in the area every week.
Below you'll find a calendar showing where to find me playing live in the near future.