Thanks to all who follow my blog, as well as to those who visit only occasionally.
Jazzlands is purely a labor of love, a way to kind of document my comings and goings in the music and jazz world, and to share my magazine work with a larger audience.
If you like what you read, please follow my blog, and I’d also invite you to follow me on Twitter at @pboothmusic.
You may know that in addition to writing about jazz and other music, I actively play with several bands around Florida, including: Acme Jazz Garage (also on Facebook; and @acmejazzgarage on Twitter ), Swan City Jazz Project (on Facebook), Trio Vibe, and Zensemble. I occasionally play with blues band the Juke Joint Kings, and the Blue Guava Orchestra (on Facebook), and once or twice a year I sub with the Tomkats Jazz Orchestra.
Also, I have a Facebook page offering info on my all of my various music-playing activities — Philip Booth Music.
So … stop by one of the above online locations if and when you can, and please follow me.
If you’re in Tampa on a Thursday or Friday night, you can catch me with Acme Jazz Garage at Timpano, 1610 W. Swann Ave. in Hyde Park Village. We start at 7 pm both nights (until 10 on Thursdays; until 11 on Fridays).
Lately, I’ve been doing more gigs with Swan City Jazz Project, with my Lakeland pals Jody Marsh (fellow LHS classmate) on piano, and Rick Runion on sax; sometimes we’re joined by a drummer to make it a quartet.
Ahead for Swan City:
- Saturday, Feb. 10 — Lakeland Loft, 108 S. Tennessee Ave., 9 pm to 1 am
- Saturday, Feb. 17 — Somewhere Along the Way art gallery, Gainesville, 5:30 to 9 pm.
- Saturday, March 3 — Lakeland Loft, 108 S. Tennessee Ave., 9 pm to 1 am
I’d love to bring one of my bands to your festival, special event or nightclub. We’re actively looking for paying gigs. And I’m always looking for a way to a label home for my next CD project. The Acme Jazz Garage CD, released in 2016, was played on 35 or so radio stations across the country, and was reviewed in Relix and other national and local publications.
So if you have any ideas on gigs or on helping me fund a recording of original music, hit me up at jphilipboothAThotmailDOTcom
Meanwhile, back to your usual programming.