Covid is back. Musicians are sidelined. My heart goes out to my colleagues who rely on performance income.
As we wait for the fire to die down, we practice, compose, dream and wait for better times.
1. Jazz today at Tartistry. I'm playing drums.
2. Recording duets with Glen Hall. I'm playing synthesizer/piano.
3. Classic rock with the "Vintage People" on Wednesday. Time for the big drum kit!
4. Drum lesson with Lowell Whitty, a weekly highlight.
Returning this weekend drumming with Pacy Schulman Jazz quartet at Tartary in Etobicoke. Saturdays at 2 pm. It's been a long wait. For details check here.
Do drummers ever stop dreaming of drums? Nope.
Do pianist every stop dreaming of playing? Nope.
Do composers every stop putting sound in order? Nope.
I guess presentation is half the game.
Staying healthy when teaching a full roster will be the number 1 challenge. Physical fitness, rest and good nutrition will be key. And time off every long weekends and school break holidays.
Fall is just around the corner and it is time to get ready for students and hopefully this year in person jamming. I've been practicing the piano and the drums and over the summer the bass. I'm ready to get back to work.
Like all musicians, I've spent a lot of time thinking about what's next in this new normal, hopefully post-pandemic world. Some things I'm looking forward to resuming others not so much. Choices will be made. Stay tuned.
Daily postings of piano and video explorations. Complete playlist here: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLfu5XKCRVDpg79KnI7w-FDhBH58ICUJ0d
What I'm up to behind the scenes.