Travel Blog / January 2018

Hello –
Last I wrote was in May – we had a great weekend of music (our ‘annual; there) at the Green Mill with Miro, Larry Kohut and Eric Montzka— thanks to Dave Jemilo, sound guru Chris, and the great crowds who showed up. What great energy that place has!
Onto the Dakota in Minneapolis with Miro, and Marty Jaffe— it was a lovely trio and again, the crowds were wonderful. Always enjoy being with my family and friends while there too.
Then to KC for the Blues and Jazz Heritage Festival at the Historic GEM Theatre… with Miro, Gerald Spaits and the great Houston Person— what fun with him!
Back to the beautiful Pioneer Valley at the North Hadley Church for Lake Warner fundraiser… another great band; Miro, Marty Jaffe, and Jon Fisher —a very special night with
great energy from the audience.
Back to the midwest for a very cool gig at the Sunflower Music Fest in Topeka with Miro, Gerald, Todd Strait and Stan Kessler— we had a ball.
Played a new club in Nyack NY called “Maureen’s Jazz Cellar” with the fabulous David Budway (owner with his lovely wife Brie) and the great Cameron Brown on bass. If you’re ever in Nyack this is a must! Sweet place with a special vibe.
Birdland!! Our favorite NY club – with wonderful band; Miro, Jeff Johnson and Jerome Jennings (look for those same players on our upcoming recording) A great week in that great club.We’ll be back there in the Spring.
We played to a sold-out crowd at Scullers in Boston (in their new venue downstairs) with Miro, David Picchi and Jon Fisher — great fun as usual And thanks to WICN Radio in Worcester for always supporting us.
I went to work with my co-writer Chris Caswell in LA for a few days in August— excited to go into the studio in early December for our new project… Stay tuned!
Had some good time with my Mom for a visit in the Pioneer Valley— very precious moments. We didn’t get to see the Eclipse but we knew it was there!
Onto London at Ronnie Scott’s for a wonderful sold- out evening, then to Marian’s in Bern, Switzerland for a week— beautiful place!! And since we had a few days before our next performance in Milan, we decided to go to Lake Como — now I know what all the fuss is about, wow— what an amazing place… such beauty! My band was great throughout (thanks Miro and Marty!) and our “entourage” (Elisa, Iris and Lois— great fun)
The Blue Note in Milan was also sold out for the evening, we loved being back there.
Onto Paris, not for work, but to ‘ease the bite of it ‘ bien sur! — Saw our friend Franco and had several great meals at his restaurant… walked and walked (see some pics on FB)
We were lucky to have great weather throughout the trip. Also got to hear a beautiful string quartet play Ravel at L’Opera —it was truly sublime.
And recently, just back from Minneapolis again where I was a guest with the wonderful pianist and friend Laura Caviani and her trio— we played the music of MONK at the beautiful new theatre at Carelton College and also at the very cool Hopkins Center for the Arts— it was an honor to be a part of. We also did a masterclass at Carleton while there.
Then I took a couple days off with friends to visit the North Shore of Lake Superior— I had been there before but so great to go back at this time of year. Many great walks and hikes along the Shore.
Coming up I look forward to teaching at the New School in NYC (subbing for the lovely and talented LaTanya Hall) – should be fun!
Then onto Seattle’s Jazz Alley, one of our favorite places (Nov 2-5) and an afternoon gig with the wonderful Pete Malinverni ( Nov 19 in Pound Ridge NY) and onto Toronto —
we’ll play a private event, then join our friends at JAZZFM in Toronto for a live- in- studio concert (Nov 21) Tune in if you can— info on tour dates page/ karrin.com
We’ll head to Minneapolis one more time this year to play for the Late, Great Leigh Kamman Legacy Project at the Dakota (Nov 28) and enjoy Thanksgiving with family.
Then… December we record! My hope is a Spring release of this all-original project.
Through all the changes and challenges in our lives— Music is a constant for me, and I appreciate your support of that!! Nature is also a constant for me… I also appreciate Her.
Thank you for listening.

Just a few things I saw and heard along the way:
Ted Rosenthal Opera reading in NYC “Dear Eric” what an interesting and moving piece!
Bear Mountain (on the west side of the Hudson) beautiful !
Ravel String Quartet at L’Opera in Paris
Tuileries Gardens in Paris and all over that amazing city!

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