~ May 2017 ~

I am writing this just before flying to Madison, WI for a festival with Bob Schulz. This is one of my favorite places and I always try to absorb the surroundings as much as I can. When I am in the presence of cows I know I am in a good world, large and mild.

May 17 is Norwegian Independence day but I will also be playing the music of Earl Hines and Mary Lou Williams at the Royal Room. They were both explorers who traveled through jazz history, they had many true selves inside themselves and they were both great heroes to me.

The Lacey festival comes at the end of June. In addition to playing with the Evergreen band, I will be on one solo set and one set with Dawn Lambeth and Marc Caparone. That's a pleasure. Next month I will outline the July tour for my little band called the Cubs. We have a week of work in the bay area.

The Dawn Lambeth Trio plays "I've Got a Feeling I'm Falling" on November 25, 2016 at the 37th Annual San Diego Jazz Fest and Swing Extravaganza.

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