Happy New Year everybody!

Happy New Year everybody!

This photo (© Gianna Piano) was shot in my hometown Campobasso in Italy during the holiday season last December. In the past month of also being on the road in Germany, Turkey, and Switzerland, I had so much fun and I met awesome people whom I thank much for coming to the concerts! Now I am in New York, ready to share some good news and invitations…

TODAY, Sunday January 6th at 12:30pm I’ll perform at the prestigious APAP at Hilton Midtown in New York, 1335 Avenue of the Americas, (New York Suite, 4th Floor), with the Brazilian guitarist Diego Figueiredo and American clarinetist Ken Peplowski. We’ll perform one 25 minute set at 12:30pm and it’s open to the public. Presented by Allan Harris Productions, it’s a great New York event to catch! More details here

Then I’ll be heading to Florida and Georgia for some duo concerts with Diego Figueiredo:
– Monday Jan. 7th at Friends of Boca Grande, FL
– Thursday Jan 10th at Fogartyville Community Media & Arts Center in Sarasota FL
– Saturday Jan. 12th at The Velvet Note in Alpharetta, GA
You can get a taste of this duo project through this video that I hope you’ll enjoy:

AND, the big announcement is that I’ll be celebrating the release of the upcoming album “Across The Sea” made in collaboration with pianist Kevin Hays and produced by labels Jando Music & Via Veneto Jazz at the historic Birdland Jazz Club in NY on Thursday February 28th at 5:30pm! I’ll keep you posted about this event and I really hope to see you there!

I leave you with this quote that I think it could be for you as encouraging as it is for me: “We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.Peace,