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Dear Diary:

February, 2015 - The new album by The Birmingham Seven is out NOW!  Get a copy for everyone you
know at CD Baby or iTunes!  We loved making it and you will love listening to it!

UAB Jazz Summit 2015 was incredible!  UAB Jazz faculty get to lead area high-schoolers
in big bands or small groups, and it's always great to see what the students and teachers can
 accomplish after just two rehearsal-filled days (less than 24 hours this year!).  My sextet did tunes
 by Horace Silver, Chick Corea, and Ornette Coleman.  Branford Marsalis did a Q&A session that
 was inspiring and made us all want to practice, and of course his quartet concert later that night
had the same effect.

January, 2015 - Happy New Year!!!  My Dugger Mountain Music Hall session drumming for Jason Bailey
 airs this month on Alabama Public Television (Tues, January 13 at 10 PM) and the Heartland network!

Had a great time Jan 9-10 with the Grissom High School Jazz Band in Huntsville, helping them 
prepare for Swing Central 2015 & the Savannah Music Festival! Congratulations to director 
Theo Vernon and the band for being invited to participate in this year's festival!

November 22, 2014 - Just returned from 10 days in Colombia with folks from the UAB Jazz faculty.
We did concerts, master classes, and jam sessions; about 15 performances in all!
You can see some of the stuff on my Facebook page; I hope to have a photo album up soon!

September 7, 2014 - Thanks to writer Brett Levine, photographer Jerry Siegel, and B-Metro Magazine 
for featuring me in this month's Studio column, right HERE!

August 2, 2014 - Check out my Downright / UAB Jazz Europe 2014 photos HERE! 
Thanks to Downright for the opportunity to play an international festival in Lucerne, Switzerland 
(video highlights from the Downright show right HERE), 
and thanks to UAB Jazz for taking our American jazz sounds to Germany for several amazing days!