Had a busy summer with quite a few UK festival dates. Taught at Tristan Mailliot’s Loire Summer Jazz School (check the Loire Allstars cd available on this website) for a week and caught up with many of the students at the Scarborough Jazz Festival last Friday with the Alan Barnes Septet and Anita Wardell.
Just finished recording a new cd with the Darius Brubeck Quartet (recorded at my studio), due for November release. Judith and I went to Cape Town for a week to celebrate our wedding anniversary and my 50th birthday. We spent 3 days shark diving - only one of them from the safe vantage point of a cage! It was very thrilling. All limbs still intact. I also got a chance to catch up with some good old friends from my SA tours of old, and did 3 gigs with a great team (Andrew Lillee, Romy Brauteseth and Kesivan Naidoo).
Got home for a 4 night sell out residency at Ronnie Scott’s with the Brubecks Play Brubeck. LCCM new academic year about to start, so back to the grindstone…..