Matt Mitchell here again. I’m playing many gigs this month, all slightly different from each other, and I want to tell you all about them. Here they are:
As a leader:
Oct 2 10 pm at the Stone
Normal Remarkable Persons: Oscar Noriega, Herb Robertson, Travis Laplante, Tyshawn Sorey
This band does not play incredibly often so I highly recommend trying to make it! We play one song, and we play it long.
Oct 9 10:30 pm at Korzo
Matt Mitchell Trio: Chris Tordini, Dan Weiss
This will be our 2nd gig. The first one a couple months ago was a success – it got reviewed in the NY Times:
as a sideman:
Oct 6 8 pm at Greenwich House
Michael Attias’ Spun Tree: MA, Ralph Alessi, Sean Conly, Tom Rainey
This will be a CD release for this band – the disc will be available at the show. We had a great time recording it.
Oct 16 8:30 pm at Cornelia St Cafe
Amir Elsaffar Resonance Quintet: AE, Ole Mathiesen, Francois Moutin, Dan Weiss
Amir is a phenomenal trumpet player and I’m psyched to play his music with him for the first time.
Oct 18 8:30 pm at Cornelia St Cafe
Chris Lightcap’s Bigmouth Deluxe: CL, Tony Malaby, Chris Cheek, Ches Smith
My first time playing in my friend Chris’s band – we’ll be touring the West Coast at the end of the month – the dates are below.
Oct 19 8 pm at University of Alabama
Donny McCaslin group: DM, Tim Lefebvre, Nate Wood
This will be my first time playing with Donny and I’m really looking forward to it!
Oct 27 7:15 Jazz Foundation of America’s 21st Annual Jazz Loft Party
Darius Jones Book of Mae’bul Quartet with Conly, & Ches Smith @ 7pm
This is open to the public but is sort of a high-priced event. It goes to a good cause, though, that of providing services for jazz musicians in need.
Oct 28-Nov 2 West Coast Tour
Chris Lightcap’s Bigmouth Deluxe: CL, Tony Malaby, Andrew Bishop, Ches Smith
Oct 28 The Earshot Jazz Festival, Asian Art Museum Seattle, WA.
Oct 30 The Redwood Jazz Alliance, Fulkerson Recital Hall, HSU, Arcata, CA.
Nov 1 at Kuumbwa Jazz, Santa Cruz, CA.
I’m also pleased to tell you that the new Dave Douglas CD on which I play, Be Still, has just been released to a so-far-extremely-positive response. I’m very pleased to be a part of it, along with Jon Irabagon, Linda Oh, Rudy Royston, and Aoife O’Donovan. It is available at iTunes and Amazon, and also at Greenleaf Records, Dave’s label – you can listen to a few of the tracks in their entirety there as well.
Only one more update for the year after this one. I hope everyone is doing well.