Summer Comes to An End

Summer feels like it's coming to an end even though theoretically there is about a month left before the official end. Something about everyone, including my daughter Ava, going back to school makes it feel like summer is over...

I've been busy working on a bunch of projects.  Coming up is the European debut of two of my groups, Black Phoebe and Claws & Wings both of which will premier at the Saalfelden Jazz Festival on June 30. Right after that I get back to NYC for a handful of gigs at The Village Vanguard playing John Zorn's music. So, I've been working triple duty these weeks, practicing all the different music. Come by and check them out, it should be amazing.

I'll be mixing my Oscar Pettiford project next month and there's a new solo CD ("Illuminations") in the can ready to released next year.

Hope everyone's summer was great...and continues to be great to the bitter end!

Erik Friedlander

19 Crosby St, New York, NY, 10013, United States