This Sunday, Sept. 29th, my jazz samba, “Ver la Luz,” will have its world premiere at the Baltimore Jazz Composers’ Showcase. This free event, staged at Loyola University’s McManus Theatre, will start at 5 pm. A reception follows the concert.
The show features four commissioned works by award-winning composers—these are also world premieres—and six other pieces (including mine) by well-regard Baltimore-area jazz artists. The tunes will be performed by a crackerjack quintet led by Anthony Villa (piano): David Smith, trumpet; Craig Alston, saxophones; Alex Weber, bass; and Mark St. Pierre on drums. This is the only time these pieces will be performed together. You don’t want to miss it!
On Saturday, starting at 3 pm, I’ll be signing copies of Nightmare Alley at the Johns Hopkins University Press booth at the Baltimore Book Festival. Come on down and get your copy, browse, and talk to actual authors.
And on Monday I rest.
I’m giving a talk derived from my book, Nightmare Alley, tonight, June 10th, from 6:30-7:30, at the Enoch Pratt Library’s Wheeler Auditorium. Please come out and let’s talk about all things noir!
Listen in to WYPR 88.1 FM this Friday, June 7th, at 1 pm. Dan Rodricks and I will talk about my new book, Nightmare Alley, and all things noir.
If you’re in Baltimore this weekend, come on out to the Cold Spring Jazz Quartet’s special event! Here are details.
Cold Spring Jazz Quartet presents “Monk’s Moods: A Tribute to Thelonious Monk.”
CSJQ has carved out a reputation for giving classic jazz a contemporary sheen. With this all-Monk show they do it again. Offering a range of tempos in tunes from the familiar to the obscure, the band pays homage to the legendary composer/pianist’s infectious joy and wit. Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind event!
Friday, March 15th, 2013, 7:30-9:30 pm. Germano’s Trattoria. 300 South High Street, Baltimore 21202. Tickets $10. To purchase a ticket and make a reservation, please call 410-752-4515.
Here’s the cover of my forthcoming book. The photo is from the movie Out of the Past, and the actress is Jane Greer, who plays the femme fatale Kathie Moffat. The shadows are those of two men, fighting, one of them soon to be shot.
The book is due out in January.
She’s enjoying this!