UPDATE 3/22/17 – 108% Yeah!!! The Bicoastal Collective has been running an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign for 5 weeks to raise money for post-productions costs associated with the release of BC5 – physical costs as well as costs for a publicist. We are already at 90% in 3.5 weeks and still have over a month left. […]
Happy to announce that the Bicoastal Collective just launched an Indiegogo campaign to raise some funds for post-production and marketing costs for our new *burning* big band record! Here’s a link to learn more:
Looking forward to playing with the GREAT vocalist Alexis Cole in NYC at Smoke Jazz and Supper Club. Wednesday-Thursday (Oct 26/27) – three sets each night. For more information, check out the website at Smoke.
Couple of key performances coming up with the Tommy Igoe Groove Conspiracy: Tuesday, Sept 13, 2016, 8pm Tommy Igoe Groove Conspiracy’s Steely Dan Project CD/DVD Release concert Featuring Steely Dan alumnus, Drew Zingg, gtr Yoshi’s Oakland Sunday, Sept 18, 2016, 4:30pm Tommy Igoe Groove Conspiracy’s Steely Dan Project Featuring Steely Dan alumnus, Drew Zingg, gtr […]
Looking forward to a great weekend at the San Jose Jazz Summer Fest! Here’s my itinerary: Aug 13 2pm – directing the San Jose Jazz High School All Stars, Next Gen stage (free) 5pm – Aaron Lington Sextet Plays the Music of Ray Charles, Silicon Valley Stage Aug 14 3pm – Birth of the Cool, […]
Check out this LIVE video from the March 29 Steely Dan show at Yoshi’s! Featuring Drew Zingg, guitar. This is the Tommy Igoe Groove Conspiracy – the video begins with my arrangement of “Reelin’ in the Years” You hear Steffen Kuehn, tpt; Marc Russo, alto; and Drew Zingg, gtr LINK
Excited to have one of my newest compositions premiered on December 3, 2015 by the University of Houston Moores School of Music Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Maestro Franz Krager. The piece is entitled Triple Concerto and is written for full symphony orchestra, big band, and three trumpet soloists. This is a 15′ through-composed […]
I have recorded the California All State etudes for High School and Middle School Baritone Saxophone students. The recordings feature the complete etude as well as commentary about performance. High school etude: here Middle school etude: here I hope some students or directors out there will find these useful!
I have a wonderful announcement! Just found out that I have been selected as: “Silicon Valley Artist Laureate” for this year! This is an amazing honor and I am thrilled beyond words to be included with 140 artists that have been recognized in the 25 years of this program. This program is funded by Silicon […]
Just heard the great news that my recent album co-lead with trumpeter Paul Tynan has been nominated for “Jazz Record of the Year” in the East Coast Music Association (ECMA) awards! The album is entitled: Bicoastal Collective, Chapter Four and is released on the OA2 Record Label. Special thanks to all involved with the project, […]
Excited to be heading to the JEN Conference in San Diego a bit later today to play with the Alan Baylock Jazz Orchestra and also see and network with a lot of old friends and colleagues. Have been reflecting on 2014 and so many wonderful things have happened: Celebrated my 16th anniversary with my wife […]
Very excited to announce the release of the new Tommy Igoe Groove Conspiracy – TIGC record! This album features the some of the best musicians in the country, including: Kenny Washington, Jr. – vocals Randy Brecker Marc Russo (Yellowjackets, Doobie Brothers) – alto sax Tom Politzer (Tower of Power) – tenor sax and many more! […]
Outstanding review of Bicoastal Collective: Chapter Four by veteran jazz critic, Jack Bowers. Read the review: here
Excited to announce that my NEW album co-lead with Paul Tynan is available as of TODAY! Bicoastal Collective: Chapter Four Featuring: Paul Tynan – tpt/flugel Aaron Lington – bari Jake Hanlon – gtr Tony Genge – B3 Terry O’Mahoney – dms Seven original tracks of SWINGING Hammond B3 jazz! For more information, visit: OA2 Records […]
Excited to announce that last year’s release by Paul Tynan and myself, Bicoastal Collective: Chapter Three has *WON* for “Jazz Record of the Year! in the East Coast Music Association awards. Paul and I are both very excited about this, and would like to especially thank the sidemen (and sidewoman!) on the album for their […]
Some great articles recently about some of my contributions to the music here in the Bay Area: San Jose Mercury News and Oakland Magazine Thanks for Andy Gilbert for the great articles!
Nice article in the NY Times about PMO‘s GRAMMY win! LINK
Excited to announce that my most recent album co-lead with Paul Tynan, Bicoastal Collective: Chapter Three, has been nominated as “Jazz Record of the Year” in the 2014 ECMA awards! Also, Paul and I will be releasing a brand NEW Bicoastal Collective album this coming May…stay tuned!
I am completely speechless and honored that Pacific Mambo Orchestra won the Grammy for Best Tropical Latin Album! Go PMO!!
I just found out that the group of which I am a founding member, Pacific Mambo Orchestra, was nominated for a Grammy Award for “Best Tropical Latin Album” alongside the likes of Marc Anthony and others. I am so unbelievably excited and proud of PMO for beating the odds and making it into the running […]
Excited to say that I was honored with a recognition in the Downbeat Magazine’s Reader’s Poll in the Baritone Saxophone category! Thanks for all of your support!
Just returned from Nova Scotia tracking a new Bicoastal Collective with Paul Tynan. BURNING! Hammond B3 Organ trio:Tony Genge – B3 Jake Hanlon – gtr Terry O’Mahoney – dms and of course PT and yours truly on tpt and bari. Hope to have this album of modern soul jazz available within the year…stay tuned!
I am very excited to announce that I am now an endorsing artist for Selmer Saxophones! Many thanks to all at Selmer for your belief in me! I am proud to represent the best line of saxophones in the world.
Playing this Friday (July 12) at the Halifax Jazz Festival with the Bicoastal Collective, 8pm, Schooner Room, Casino Nova Scotia Paul Tynan – tpt Aaron Lington – bari Dave Staples – pno/Rhodes Jake Hanlon – gtr Tom Easley – bass Tom Roach – dms