I’ve been home from the Moksha Denver trip for a couple of days. It was a great time and I had a blast playing and hanging with everybody, as always. Peter Apfelbaum, Jennifer Hartswick, and A.P.O.S.T.L.E. all killed it!
Photographer Jimmy Iles from the Denver Examiner was at one of the shows and took some great pics.
I’m heading to Denver for a few days to play with Moksha at Quixote’s True Blue for Phish afterparties. We’re having special guests Peter Apfelbaum, Jennifer Hartswick, and A.P.O.S.T.L.E. I will be holding down the baritone saxophone chair and I’m really excited to play with so many great musicians again!!! Back in a few days.
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Here’s a video from the August 8th Moksha show at Blakes on Telegraph in Berkeley, CA. Special guest Jennifer Hartswick is singing Stevie Wonder’s You Haven’t Done Nothin’. Jen’s also playing trumpet, Jeff Cressman (another special guest) is on trombone, and I’m playing tenor saxophone.
© photo by Rich Samuels
I spent last week in San Francisco and Berkeley with Moksha. The band has been on a two-week tour and they brought the horns out for 3 nights of Phish Aftershow Parties. Phish played the 3 nights at the Greek Theater in Berkeley and we were at Blakes on Telegraph following the Phish shows.
Before the shows, we had two great days of rehearsal in San Francisco with Jennifer Hartswick and Jeff Cressman. Jennifer plays trumpet with Trey Anastasio Band and also leads the Jennifer Hartswick Band. She plays great trumpet and is a killing singer. Jeff Cressman is playing trombone with Santana these days, but he has played with Phish in the past and his daughter, Natalie, plays trombone in Trey’s band now (What a family, huh?!?!) Jeff graciously let us use his house for rehearsals and it was a great space.
The shows went off really well. The crowds and the music got better every night. Jennifer and Jeff, on top of being top-notch musicians, are both great people and it was awesome to hang with them and make music together. I can honestly say that last weekend was the most fun I’ve had as a musician in a long time. I hope to do it again soon.
Here is a little video taken by somebody at one of the shows. I’m playing tenor.
Moksha will be hitting the road on Wednesday (7/28) for a two-week tour of California. We just played on the rooftop of Binion’s Horseshoe Casino on Fremont St. in Las Vegas this past weekend. The shows were a lot of fun with great crowds (good numbers and good people!). Moksha has a base of really dedicated fans who really support us a lot. We couldn’t do what we do without them.
A shot from the rooftop by Erik Kabik (Notice that it was 95°. This photo was taken at around 1:00am. Ahhh, summertime in Vegas.)
As for the tour, I will be joining the band for dates in Berkeley, CA on August 5-7. We’ll be playing at Blakes on Telegraph for the Phish Aftershow Party. The rest of the horn section will include Jennifer Hartswick (Trey Anastasio Band) on trumpet and Jeff Cressman (Santana) on trombone. For a complete listing of tour dates and links to buy tickets, check out www.mokshatime.com and click on the tour tab at the top of the page.