As we are nearing the end of 2010, I'd first like to wish everybody a happy new year! I'd like to also fill you in on the latest news:
First off, there's a brand new www.jakereichbart.com, check it out, it's sleek, efficient and cool (thanks John Smith!)
If you haven't heard, my Hal Leonard DVD "Pop hits for solo jazz guitar" is out and available everywhere. I don't sell them directly, just copy the title into your search bar and numerous sources will pop up.
On Thursday, 12/30/10, I will have the third and final recording session, adding guitar tracks to the CD accompanying bassist Jon Liebman's latest Hal Leonard book. I will add a link to the book once available. I will use my Ibanez Sabre Prestige model guitar through a Yamaha DG100 using a AKG Perception100 condenser mic into Jon's Mac-book where he already has all his bass and drum tracks. Musical content is mostly rock and funk.
Last night, Tuesday, 12/28, my trio had it's best crowd yet at Mercy's. It's a great room, come on out on a Tuesday. I play there solo on Thursdays as well.
Tonight, Wednesday, 12/29, instead of being at the Earle (thanks Sven Anderson for covering for me!), I will play with a New York band (will they make it with the snow storm?) for an orthodox Jewish wedding at the Hyatt Regency in Dearborn. Two other locals will be on the job, Mark Kieme (sax) and Bob Jensen (tpt).
New Years Eve rocking out with Freelance at "4 Friends" in Canton.
My regular Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday gigs continue as usual (see December post for details, just to the right under "blog archive"). A handful of additional gigs:
On January 8 I am looking forward to performing a ceremony and later in the evening with a trio for a wedding at Meadowbrook Hall. In addition to being a beautiful historic venue, I am particularly exited to play with George Bennett on drums and Cliff Monear on keyboard and bass pedals.
On January 18 I will perform at the University of Michigan for the grand opening of the Tech Transfer facility on North Campus. This is a pretty big even with the U president scheduled to speak.
Freelance will be back at Lakepoint Yacht Club on January 21.
I will return to Polo Fields Country Club for my bi-monthly performance on January 28, 5:30-8:30PM in the restaurant, solo guitar. The club is closed the first half of the month.
Once again, happy new year!
Wednesday, December 29, 2010
End of 2010 plus January 2011 update