Dear Friends and Supporters,
Since my Summer newsletter I’ve had much brewing behind the scenes, but now have some very visible activities to share. Read on for upcoming shows from Project Hansori and Street Beat (two very different bands I lead), two new albums I’m on, and a potential international tour for Street Beat. Pictured: the latter band catching an elevator up to a recent private gig at Round Hill Music.
First, Street Beat has three weekends of public appearances at some major NYC events, including the All Nite Soul Festival. Many of you have never seen this band live since to this point we’ve largely performed at various private events (—these running the gamut from flash mobs to funerals, parades to proposals).
This is not official yet, but an opportunity is now developing for Street Beat to perform on a US State Department-sponsored international tour this winter. I can’t make an announcement yet, but I’m excited about this prospect and want to share at least share this much.
See Street Beat’s brand new Facebook page and Like it to get updates on our activities as they are posted. www.facebook.com/streetbeatbrass This band’s full site is www.streetbeatbrass.com.
STREET BEAT SHOWS: Sunday Oct 5 @ LIC Flea & Food Oktoberfest **TOMORROW** https://www.facebook.com/events/290164301187243
Saturday Oct 11 @ LIC Landing https://www.facebook.com/events/1501620336783152/
Sunday Oct 12 @ All Nite Soul https://www.facebook.com/events/650337948406848/
Saturday Oct 18 @ LIC Flea & Food Oktoberfest https://www.facebook.com/events/270817176450981/
PROJECT HANSORI SHOW Wednesday Nov 19 @ Sound of Arts Festival https://www.facebook.com/events/1553846884844926/ Project Hansori’s first concert in ten months, since our performance at the Asian American Arts Festival at Manhattan’s Children’s Museum of the Arts.
SHOWS AS SPECIAL GUEST Guest appearances with Vin Scialla/ Eric Schugren Project’s WakeUp! CD release: Sun Oct 12 @ City Reliquary Museum (info link TBA) Sun Oct 19 @ Rockwood Music Hall www.facebook.com/events/583227775132845/ Here are some increasingly rare instances of mine as a sideman rather than a band leader.
My arrangement of John “Dizzy” Gillespie’s Manteca appears on a new record just released by the Band of Bones, called Caravan. This band has eight trombones plus rhythm section. Trombonist Steve Turre and harmonica player Hendrick Meurkens appear elsewhere on the record. This track has recieved quite a but of airplay on the NYC area’s main Jazz radio station, WBGO. http://bandofbones.com/
Guest Appearance on Wake Up!, a new album the by Vin Scialla/Eric Schugren Project, out soon on Liftoff Records. I play trombone on several of the tracks with this fun, organ-backed band. www.facebook.com/wakeupjazz Here’s a sample (I’m not on this track): www.soundcloud.com/liftoffrecords/tc-blues-sciallaschugren
Thanks for your interest in my music. I’d love to see NYC-area fans at one of these upcoming shows – ‘Liking’ the Project Hansori and Street Beat Facebook pages is the best way to receive updates on these.
Jeff Fairbanks Composer, Performer, Band leader