February 15, 2013
After a busy January and a little bout with the flu, we’re back! The teaching year is in full swing and some nice gigs coming up. Thursday, February 28 the Rick Stone Trio with Harvie S (bass) and Rob Garcia (drums) plays the Garage Restuarant and then Friday, March 8 we’ll be at the Bar Next Door (with Tom Pollard on drums). Thursday March 14 I’ll be at the Moda Cafe and Wine Bar with vocalist Carol Leven and then Saturday, March 16 at the 55 Bar with vocalist Sandy Sasso. Thursday, March 21 finds us back at the Garage (full details are on my calendar page).
But the real exciting news is that I’m going to Italy again this summer to teach a week long Jazz Guitar Workshop at an Arts Retreat run by Lucy and Marcus Toop. You’ll spend every day playing guitar and learning advanced techniques for improvisation, comping, ear-training, and repertoire development. The workshop is held in the beautiful Umbria countryside only an hour outside of Perugia. Better still, it’s immediately before the world famous Umbria Jazz Festival (about an hour away), so you can go for concerts and jam sessions as well. The Workshop cost includes lodging and is only £495 for shared Double room or £455 to stay in the Bunkhouse. There are also workshops for Saxophone, Life Line Art, Painting, Beekeeping and Truffles! Visit their website for details Art Holiday Italy!
I’ll no doubt be playing other gigs in Italy as well, so keep an eye on my calendar and stay tuned!