Thank you to Sarasota and St. Petersburg!

Great people, great venues, great weather, great shows — it was All Good in Florida, where we inaugurated the first live concerts in support of the new CD. First was a wonderful audience at the Sarasota Jazz Festival, and then on to St. Pete’s and the charming Side Door Cabaret at the Palladium Theatre (you really do enter through a side door), where we had a full house of Brubeck enthusiasts. Florida-based musicians drummer Ric Craig, saxophonist Dan Jordan and bassist Mark Neuenschwander joined pianist Ted Howe and me in presenting the music from the CD live, jumping right in and doing an excellent job with Ted’s involved arrangements. Loved singing the tunes live and sharing the many stories I’ve learned behind the music. An article in Jazz Times describes the show and includes some nice pics from Sarasota. …  It’s especially gratifying to hear such positive comments from Brubeck fans, who are enjoying hearing these songs in a different light because of the Lyrics.  Really happy to be doing the show, and looking forward to Jazz Corner in Hilton Head, coming up in a few weeks!