Yesterday, a bunch of NY area musicians, mostly Steve Oquendo’s Latin Jazz Orchestra, got together to put on a performance for Dave Valentin and the residents of the rehabilitation center where is is currently being cared for and receiving treatment/therapy in efforts to nurse him back to health after his recent 2nd stroke and heart attack. […]
I think the world of this gentleman. At the end of this post, and below the videos and photos, I will share a link to a recent post, where I elaborate more on my feelings about Joe. For now, check out two videos. Joe is a man of faith (as am I) and the first […]
On my 1st full day in Kiev or Kyiv, as the Ukrainians call it, I had a recording session and a gig at night. The next 3 days I had recording sessions (with Dislocados, the #1 Ukrainian Salsa band) during the day, plus some jamming and socializing in the evenings. I had two more days […]
I’m back in New York now but I’m behind as far as posting videos of some of the things I did while in Ukraine. Here are days 4 and 5. There are clips from the recording studio and also from a Jazz jam I attended which features some regular members of Dislocados, Dennis Adu (trumpet), […]
Here’s the full video I recorded at Kiev airport on my way home. I talk about the interviews that I recorded while in both places. I’m confident you will find them to be very interesting, as I did.