Pretty amazing spring for a trombonist in Mexico. Played Vive Latino (biggest rock festival in Latin America) and recorded a new album for RareNoise Records with Brainkiller. Played all over the country with Brainkiller, A Love Electric and legendary percussionist Cyro Baptista. Beautiful festivals and venues in Oaxaca, Puerto Escondido, Chiapas, Durango, Tobasco, Guadalajara, Queretaro, Puebla, Morelia, Aguascalientes and Mexico City. A solo concert. A short US West Coast run. Tomorrow, opening for Peter Brotzmann in the world-renowned Aural Festival.
Thursday, I head to Europe for a week of teaching and playing:
- Friday, May 11
Luzern Conservatory, Switzerland
- Monday, May 14
Porgy & Bess with Christian Radovan (trombone), Alois Eberl (trombone, accordion) and Se-Lien Chuang (bass recorder)
- Tuesday, May 15
JIM Institute for Jazz and Improvised Music at Anton Bruckner University, Linz Austria
- Thursday, May 17
Prague Conservatory, Czech Republic
- Friday, May 18
Jazzdock with Mark Aanderud (piano) and Tomáš Hobzek (drums)
Prague, Czech Republic
Thanks to Edwards for sponsoring these workshops.
Here are a few videos of Brainkiller at Vive Latino.