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.