Wow! Already a month has gone by since the release of Exposition! January 22nd was the official release date and here we are at the end of February already. What a whirlwind of activity. I will try and give a little bit of recap here about the various events that took place celebrating Exposition's release!

Radio Play:
Thanks to Mitchell Feldman of MFA, Exposition is up to #27 on the JazzWeek charts! It has been on JazzWeek for the last three weeks including as a Top Add prior to breaking into the top 50. In addition, Exposition was featured for two weeks in the CMJ jazz charts! Lots of great radio play happening, I'm looking forward to even more in the coming weeks.

NYC Release Party:
Thanks to The National and everyone involved with Exposition's NYC Release Party! There was a great turnout, it was great to see so many friendly faces in the audience. We'll be back at the National for Round 2 on April 7th. Thanks to Lucas, Samora, Alex, Dave and Jimmy for bringing their fantastic musicianship to the performance!

Rochester Release:
Now this was exciting, too! The Rochester release of Exposition featured two parts: first an hour set at Rochester's jazz station www.jaz901.org, and then set two at Lovincup! It was great to be able to play the tunes a few times with the guys and see where we could take the music. The surprise of the night was seeing my long time mentor, Wycliffe Gordon in attendance! Mr. Gordon and I played a concert out at my old middle school in Hilton, NY on Friday 2/15 just a few days later. Thanks Wycliffe! And an even bigger thank you to the guys in that band: Chris, Danny, Gabe, and Dave!

More news:
Now that we've officially launched the CD, we'll be having another night here in New York City to share the music. My sextet will be performing at Shapeshifter Labs in Brooklyn on Sunday March 24th. That set will start at 7PM and will feature all the guys from the record (Lucas Pino, Alex Wintz, Dave Baron, Samora Pinderhughes, and Jimmy Macbride). We'll be co-billing that night with Lucas' No Net Net, a collaboration not to be missed!

Just prior to that I am VERY excited to be participating in the 2013 Neshaminy High School Jazz Festival outside of Philadelphia on Friday March 22nd! It will be great to work with some passionate young students as a guest clinician there. I am really looking forward to this one.

In April my trio with Carmen Intorre on drums and Dave Baron on bass will make its debut at the Bar Next Door as a part of their Emerging Artists Series. We'll be playing some brand new arrangements for this gig on April 18th! Be sure to keep on eye on my calendar for more upcoming engagements.

And lastly, if you haven't gotten a copy of Exposition yet you can pick it up right HERE or download it in just about no time RIGHT HERE!

Thanks for your continued support! Can't wait to see you again soon.

- Nick