First to the important news - I've booked a quasi-last-minute show over at Pete's Candy Store for Thursday, Dec 28 at 8:30. I always enjoy hanging out there and it's been way too long since I've done a show of my own in their train-car-shaped performance space (if you don't know what I'm talking about, check out the venue sometime, it's definitely one of the more unique spaces I've played at in NYC). There's no cover - and the L train is still working!
I'm also going to be in my hometown of Akron, OH for a show with long time friend and stage buddy Brian Lisik on Thursday, January 25 at Jilly's Music Room. This one is super-early too! 5:00-7:30ish, so maybe consider us for an after-work hang?
These past few weeks have been chock-full of choral concerts, cantorial concerts, holiday parties... just about every kind of engagement a busy accompanist / MD type can handle. I'm even back to playing on a cruise ship for one night only (subbing for my neighbor, who happens to play the piano nightly on the Bateaux, cruising out of Chelsea Piers)! It's a nice throwback to my pre-NY days working for Princess Cruises (back when I was young and quasi-clean-shaven).
Besides the Akron jaunt, there's plenty to look forward to in 2018 including the annual HaZamir Gala Concert, which takes place March 18 at David Geffen Hall at Lincoln Center. As always my answer, when asked "what kind of music do you play?", is simply... "yes". That's the way I like it and the way I hope it stays... til next time, wishing you and yours a very Happy Holiday season however you observe it, and a happy 2018!