2001 This year began with Fiddler on the Roof with Theodore Bikel and a concert performance with Bernadette Peters, and continued with the show Cinderella, a steady engagement at the St. Regis Hotel, and eight weeks of work at the Petroleum Club with Ed Gerlach. The holiday season was busy with work with the Ed Gerlach and Richard Brown big bands, the newly formed Lex Valk Trio and holiday choral accompaniment.
2002 started with South Pacific, for two weeks, one in Houston and one in Austin, and brings The Junior Leagues annual show in February, interspersed with jobs with the Ed Gerlach, Richard Brown, Ronnie Renfrow and Charlie Prause bands. The summer featured work on the film score for Spy Kids II with the "Texas Philharmonic" in Austin, and brings eight weeks of steady work at the Petroleum Club, and the fall features more private parties, some club work at Sambucas Jazz Café with Stan Killian, and the beginning of a steady engagement at Perrys Steakhouse in the Woodlands.
2003 featured many of the same bandleaders, plus more work for the Lex Valk Trio, and the national release of "Faces of the Bass," my first solo CD. It received airplay on over 75 radio stations in the U.S. and Canada, and will be receiving reviews in national jazz magazines in 2004. For more info, click on My New Album.
Restaurants and Clubs
Perrys Steakhouse Jazz in the Woodlands, every Friday from 7-11 in January. Jazz and instrumental pop.
The Petroleum Club Atop the Exxon building, dance music for members every Thursday, Friday and Saturday in March
The Producers The national touring version, from February 3-21 at the Hobby Center.
Ive completed work on a CD of my own entitled Faces of the Bass. For more info, click on the My New Album: Faces of the Bass sidebar. Im also on The Tom Borling BeBop Band Plays the Music of Eddie Lewis, available locally at Soundwaves Records, and on the net at www.cdbaby.com. and Noches Asturianas by Green Planet Records - one of my songs is the title song - and TriSwing with the Clayton Dyess Trio. For more information about these albums, check out www.jazzhouston.com, which lists each one, with picture and liner notes.
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