Happy New Year!

January is a big month with the Casey MacGill Orchestra gathering at a secret spot in the wilds of Capitol Hill for it's debut recording. We're starting out with two well-known classics; Honeysuckle Rose, and Night and Day.  Honeysuckle is a compilation of some of the most famous riffs on this tune assembled to get feet to the beat. Night and Day was dashed off for a very swinging wedding reception and is like a very simple watercolor with the romance of Fred and Ginger intact.  The originals are Swing Nation and La Dame en Blues.  Swing Nation is the theme of a great podcast from San Francisco. It's a new anthem for our swing world at about 200 bpm!  La Dame en Blues is a torchy instrumental tribute to a long-ago watering hole, La Dame en Bleu, my first regular swing gig in Los Angeles with the trio Mood Indigo.  It's in the evocative style of the Ellington opus The Mooche.

After which the Lady Jessica and I decamp for California, north and south. I'll be hanging with the Cheap Suit Serenaders at Berkeley's Freight and Salvage January 12th, spending an afternoon with Robert Armstrong and Keith Cary at the Berryessa Brewery Sunday the 14th, and then heading south.

There will be a very fun gig at Joe's Bar in Burbank Monday 1/22 with many local music icons including John Reynolds, Josh Collazo, Dan Barrett, and Nate Kettner. On Tuesday the 23rd Mood Indigo will bring it's magic to the Coffee Gallery in Altadena.

While on the hoof, we'll be collecting recordings with musical pals for a new ukulele record of myself and friends.

Please get in touch if you have any questions.