Jon Batiste – Stay Human band show at Webster Hall, April 19, 2014

Elena and I had a great time at the Jon Batiste – Stay Human band show at Webster Hall last night. He is an incredible jazz pianist and all-around musician and entertainer! I feel very lucky to have had three opportunities to join Jon (and some of his bandmates) and other musicians in melodica parades in Manhattan as part of the Make Music New York program. Thanks to Elena Schwolsky for the photo.

Jon Batiste show Webster Hall April 2014

December 21, 2012, Make Music New York “Harmonaboard Parade” in Harlem Led by Jonathan Batiste

On December 21, 2012, I was privileged to take part in the Make Music New York “Harmonaboard Parade”, a pick-up group of 25 jazz musicians led by renowned jazz pianist and melodica player Jonathan Batiste parading down Harlem’s 125th Street playing melodicas (also known as “harmonaboards”) and stopping in at neighborhood landmarks.  I am at the far right of the photo, provided courtesy of Hohner Music.

Harlem Christmas 2012 Melodica Parade