Friends,

I have sad news.  My friend Stacy Phillips, a man who was many, many things, including a Grammy award winner, a Bluegrass legend and a founding member of the Afro-Semitic Experience, died on Tuesday, June 5 around 9:30 p.m.  He was 74 years old. He experienced a massive heart attack on Sunday and from then on it was just a matter of time.  He was surrounded by his family, his sister and his niece and nephew.  Stacy was his own person and that was reflected in the life he led as a musician.  If this news seems like a surprise or a blow, I agree.  I have spent the past two days in a state of disbelief as the life of someone who was a colleague, a mentor, a friend, and a genuine world class grump slipped away.  I would say more about Stacy, but others have already said it better.  There is a great obituary about Stacy in the New Haven Independent.

On Sunday, June 10, we participated in a musical memorial for Stacy at Café 9 in New Haven.  We were joined by so many other musicians, bands, students, and fans who all paid tribute to him.  There’s a great article about that event in the New Haven Independent

Zichronoh l’vrachah  May his memory be a blessing

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Colin McEnroe Show podcast

 

This past August Warren Byrd, my long-time music partner and Afro-Semitic Experience co-founder and I participated in the recording of a special live Colin McEnroe show about musicians making spirituality into art. That two-hour event was pared down to a little less than an hour and aired on Colin’s WNPR show.

 

The show was taped at the Copper Beech Institute Holy Family Passionist Retreat Center. Warren and I were joined by three other Connecticut musicians whose art is informed by their spiritual lives, Tina Colon, Arunan Arulampalam, and Noah Baerman.

 

Interested? The show is now a podcast that you can listen to. Here’s the link:

http://wnpr.org/post/spirit-music

Bassology @ Mickey's Restaurant

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Mickey's Restaurant , 2323 Whitney Ave., Hamdan

Bassology comes to Hamden for a night of smoky blues and swinging standards at Mickey's. Joining me for the evening will be Danielle Valentin on vocals and Chris Casey on keys. Musicians and singers are invited to sit in during the second set.

Feb5

Klezmer night at the Rough Draft with the Nu Haven Kapelye

The Rough Draft, 295 Treadwell Street, Hamden

Klezmer night returns to the Rough Draft in Hamden as the Nu Haven Kapelye take the stage for a night of Yiddish song and Klezmer freylekhs and more. Come dance, sing and be a part of the festivities as the areas largest and most raucous Klez group makes some noise!!

Feb17

Bassology at the Elm City Market jazz brunch

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Elm City Market , 777 Chapel Street, New Haven

Bassology returns to the Elm City Market jazz brunch for some swinging jazz featuring: David Chevan bass Danielle Valentin vocals Chris Casey keyboards Jocelyn Pleasant drums