July and August happenings

Hi everyone, I hope you’re having a great summer so far! We’ve got a lot going on here, including officially announcing my latest release, Invisible Horizon, for October 15th. It’s a double record: the first album features a six-movement suite written for Matt Mitchell on piano and the Mivos Quartet, and I join Mivos on the intro and outro pieces on sopranino saxophone. The second is a solo mezzo-soprano saxophone album recorded at the Vigelund Mausoleum in Oslo, Norway, which has a natural 19 second reverb! I’m really excited to get these out into the world, and there are reviews and features on the music coming out in Downbeat and JazzTimes, so stay tuned!

Irabbagast Records is putting out new albums from the Uptown Jazz Tentet and a solo baritone saxophone album by Anders Svanoe in the coming months as well. I’m also gearing up for a week at John Zorn’s NYC club the Stone next February 25-29, and we’re busy mixing the upcoming I Don’t Hear Nothin’ but the Blues album, which will be coming out at that time. I also had the pleasure of recording duo with the one and only Paul Lytton, so that should be coming out at some point next year as well.

Thanks for your ongoing support, and I hope to see you out and about.

JULY PERFORMANCES

July 2- Adam Smale Quartet, New York, NY

July 9- Jon Irabagon/Peter Brendler/Mark Ferber, Bar Next Door, New York, NY

July 20- Private event

July 22- Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, Village Vanguard, New York, NY

July 24- Michael Buble, Madison Square Garden, New York, NY

July 26- Scotia Bank Arena, Toronto, CA

July 27- Scotia Bank Arena, Toronto, CA

July 29- Budweiser Gardens, London, Ontario, Canada

July 30- Canadian Tire Centre, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

AUGUST PERFORMANCES

August 1- Bell Center, Montreal, Canada

August 2- Bell Center, Montreal, Canada

August 3- Centre Videotron, Quebec, Canada

August 4- Fat Cat Big Band, New York, NY

August 9- Manuel Valera Cuban Express Big Band, Jazz Gallery, New York, NY

August 10- Manuel Valera Cuban Express Big Band, Jazz Gallery, New York, NY

August 14- Andrew Hartman Quartet, Smalls, New York, NY

August 15- Tim Hagans Quintet, Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, New York, NY

August 16- Billy Wolfe Nonet, An die Musik, Baltimore, MD

August 28- Fat Cat Big Band, Smalls, New York, NY

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