November 16, 2013

Had a quick 3 day but wonderful trip to Minsk, Belarus a few days ago, where I had the pleasure of sharing the stage with Grammy-winning saxophonist, Vincent Herring from New York for the Jazz in Minsk Music Festival.

I boarded the plane in Frankfurt, after a long trip from San Francisco, took my seat and noticed another 'brother' coming down the aisle carrying a musical instrument hard case. Since we were both on our way to Minsk,  I caught his eye, and asked if he was going to perform at the Jazz Festival the following night.  Much to my pleasure, he and another 'brother' from Berlin, were part of the band for my performance.  And... what a performance it was.  A pure joy to share the stage with Vincent!!