|Greetings & peace to everyone.
I recently enjoyed 6 glorious weeks in Rome, participating as Queen of OU, collaborating with ED MONDO and playing with La Categoria dei Pesi Variabili. along with playing solo and in collaboration with iATO Orchestra, Michael Cooper, and other stupendous musicians. Ci sto bene a Roma.
The Tiptons Sax Quartet finishes our our 3-week tour of Germany, Austria and Italia in Vienna this Thursday night; it’s been one of our best tours, ever!
We caught up with many friends, and are looking forward to our Midwest Tour
This past week, the Tiptons made 2 new recordings in Austria. First, we recorded in the beautiful Tebes Studio in Salzburg; it will be released in September. We also recorded our concert in a Benedictine Abbey, in collaboration with the 30-person choir Michaelbeuern Abtei Stiftschor in Dorfbeuern, near Salzburg. The Tiptons + Choir CD should be ready in time for the holidays.
We’ve spent many long days in the van; I’ve been teaching the band the dialect of ‘ab’, which makes us laugh & time flies by like nobody’s business!
Tip-tons = T-ab-ip t-ab-tons.
Sax = S-ab-ax
Quartet = Qu-ab-ar t-ab-et
I’m starting to upload photos here.
Friends! I’ll be in Seattle for June; on Sat June 4 Kultur Shock is playing a double bill at the Sunset Tavern with my lovely Ama Trio, to kick off our summer touring season (Balkans/Europe from 1 July – 15 August), and to welcome Mario Butkovic back into the band, and to celebrate my birthday!
The inventive and hilarious flautist and singer Emily Hay will soon be coming
up to the Northwest; we have named our long-standing duo WIND TALKERS.
We will be playing 2 concerts and recording a CD at LITHO studios in Seatle;
check details below!
Hugs to all.