What a trip! After this tour I feel like I am building a movement and connecting with people through music. Everything I am doing is about the music and what I can bring to the world and heal through it. I am grateful for every moment of connection and to every one of you for opening up to me and letting me share what I think can bring us all together. Morten, Jesper, Anders and Kristoffer are all fantastic people and musicians. They worked so hard and brought magic to my music. We even got filmed for Copenhagen Jazz TV at Christiania Jazz Club on our last night in Denmark. I will be sharing a link to that on as soon as it is up! I am also immensely grateful to Trevor James Flutes for their sponsorship of the events at The Vibe in London, it was such a blast and without their support this tour would not have been possible.
Now, on to the next thing. I am beyond thrilled to announce that ENQ is making a record in June! We have two great performances in May to share the music with you before we head into the studio. The process of rehearsing and recording will be shared on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Those in attendance at either the May 13th or May 29th performances will be getting a secret link to exclusive behind the scenes content from our time at Applehead Recording Studios in Woodstock, NY.
May 13th, 6-7 pm we will be at Silvana in Harlem. It is our first time at this venue and I am thrilled to get to share my music there. If you are in the area, please stop by! There is great food and drinks to be had. The performance will also be Live Streamed at http://livamp.com/silvana.
I am very excited to premiere a new band and new music at Nublu on May 26th, 9 pm. The band is called “The Matedors” and consists of myself, Jeff McLaughlin (guitar), Amanda Ruzza (bass) and Lautaro Burgos (drums). For this performance at Nublu we will be premiering a suite of music I wrote for Tobbe Erikssons series of paintings entitled “F*ck The World, Let’s Dance.” It’s a series of six birds in different dance positions, and the music reflects the character of each pose. At 10 pm The Matedors will perform music by Amanda Ruzza, and at 11 pm Fine Wino will take the stage. It will be a night to remember, don’t miss out!
May 29th, 9 pm the Elsa Nilsson Quartet will be doing an intimate showcase of the music to be recorded at Rockwood Music Hall, stage 3. Tickets can be pre-purchased here. I love stage 3 at Rockwood. It is the most intimate of the Rockwood stages and I hope you can join us for this special evening so we can bring the love and good vibes into the studio.
See you out there!
With love and music,