The gig on 15. November 2018 at the Rössli in Stäfa was a wonderful time for trying out new material for the first time. Thanks to the musicians for your wonderful playing, and thanks to the Rössli, packed with an enthusiastic crowd. There are pics in the Gig section of the photo gallery.
I have been building a brand new Baritone Jazz Guitar with exceptional Swiss luthier Lukas Brunner of Brunner Guitars in Lavin, Graubünden. I am absolutely beside myself with excitement about this new instrument, and the new sonic and compositional possibilities it holds for the upcoming album. Update:the instrument was finished on 8. October 2019, and I picked it up the next day. It is absolutely stunning! Pics are on the media page. Thanks so much Lukas.
I am also revisiting my tone and effects to see if I can simplify. The wonderful Reto Fürst of Fürst Guitars is helping me with this issue. With Reto, there's never a dull moment. The board is now finished, and I feel great about its new simplicity.
The recent gig with the Trigger Big Band playing Balkan Jazz featuring virtuoso accordionist Goran Kovačević was an absolute scorcher. See the Concerts Page for upcoming gigs with Trigger and other projects. The Fall concert series with German conductor, composer and arranger Jochen Neuffer was amazing, and the compositions we're exceptional. It was a privilege to perform his music. I am looking forward to possible future collaborations.