I notice it has been some time since my last news entry and here's an update on what has been happening and what is coming up for the rest of the summer.
The late spring and early summer was very busy and the highlights include fun shows with american pianist George Colligan; local guitarist Carlos Jimenez; a recording session with Kevin Dean, Neil Swainson, Mike Murley and Andre White; concert and recording with guitarist Sam Kirmayer; choir shows with the St. Lawrence and Choeur en Jazz choirs; a concert with a new brass ensemble called "La Brasserie" and many other shows, so happily very busy!
In June/July I had the privilege to perform with Oliver Jones in Sorel; Jens Lindemann and Tommy Banks in Montreal and Ottawa, and Peter Bernstein and the Mike Rud Trio as well as Ranee Lee in the Montreal Jazz Fest.
The rest of the summer looks to be fun also with shows featuring violinist Alexandre Da Costa, vocalist Ranee Lee, pianist Geoff Lapp and a show for the Festi-jazz series in Mont-Tremblant with bassist Michel Donato. I will also be performing in the Prince Edward Country Jazz Fest in August in a special concert "Guido Basso and Friends" featuring Mike Murley, Jodi Proznick, and Bernie Senensky, and the amazing Guido Basso. Hope to see you at one of these upcoming events!